- With pregnancy, aging, and massive weight loss, the lower body is transformed in ways that can be distressing. Excess skin and fat may accumulate in the midsection, the abdominal wall may weaken, and the overall physique may lose its youthful appearance.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The abdomen contains an inner wall of connective tissue and muscle called the abdominal fascia. This abdominal fascia is responsible for holding all abdominal organs in place, as well as maintaining the appearance and tone of the stomach. While the abdominal fascia is robust, it can be stretched during pregnancy and weight fluctuations. In some cases, the abdominal fascia is resilient enough to return to its original shape. In other cases, it becomes permanently distorted, contributing to a bloated appearance.
A tummy tuck not only removes excess skin following weight loss, aging, or pregnancy but it also gets underneath the skin to tighten the abdominal fascia. This ensures that every abdominal layer is addressed in order to achieve a properly toned and fit appearance. Tummy tuck surgery is sometimes combined with liposuction to help remove excess fat, further sculpting the lower body. Overall, abdominoplasty has a high rate of patient satisfaction and can help to increase your wardrobe options and boost your self-confidence.