Posted January 25, 2020 in Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic procedure that very clearly announces its benefit in the name. The surgery involves a technique that essentially “tucks in” loose folds of skin that have developed around the abdomen, strengthening muscles and removing fat to create a flat, smooth stomach.
As an experienced Sacramento plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Green often recommends tummy tuck to moms who have completed their families and are seeking a proven way to repair abdominal muscles that weakened or separated during a pregnancy. In addition, men and women who were once overweight find tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, to be an effective way to target skin that wasn’t supple enough to shrink to cover a newly slimmed-down belly.
Skin elasticity determines whether your weight loss will leave behind noticeable flabbiness, and it’s a variable that you cannot fully control. Lifestyle and age influence how healthy and flexible your skin may be, but mostly this characteristic is part of your genetic inheritance.
The Shape of Things to Come
Dr. Scott Green’s patients report a wide range of benefits from tummy tuck surgery, not the least of which is increased confidence and self-image. Many can’t wait to show off a taut stomach at the beach, or add sleek dresses to their wardrobes.
Sometimes the benefits are unexpected. Although tummy tuck is not a solution for stretch marks, if they are located on loose abdominal skin the marks will be removed as part of the surgery. Studies have shown that tummy tuck also improves some types of hernias and may protect against urinary incontinence. Some patients say that controlling their weight seems easier after tummy tuck, and that friends tell them their posture looks better, too.
Trusted Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Green believes one of the great benefits of tummy tuck is the fact that it is long-lasting. You should require only a single procedure, as long as you keep your weight under control. Apart from the normal effects of aging, your stomach should remain fit and trim.
Are You a Tummy Tuck Candidate?
If you have loose skin around the belly that doesn’t improve even after diet and exercise, tummy tuck may be the solution. Women who have developed a “pooch” on the lower abdomen after one or more pregnancies can also see dramatic results.
A good candidate is not someone who is seeking an easy way to lose weight, however. Patients are advised to be in a normal weight range before undergoing surgery.
To learn more about tummy tuck and schedule your personal consultation with Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Green, please call (916) 929-1833, or request an appointment online today.