Is it another year that you have made the resolution to lose weight? In previous years have you maintained a healthy diet and exercise program, only to not watch the extra abdominal fat disappear? If so, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck procedure to jump-start your 2017 resolution.
What is a tummy tuck?
Also called abdominoplasty, this surgical procedure restores the abdomen to a flat, well-contoured appearance. Many factors can contribute to abdominal laxity, or loose skin and abdominal wall weakness, including:
- Genetic predisposition
- Multiple births
- Large babies
- Excessive weight gain
- Lack of exercise
During your abdominoplasty procedure, the abdominal wall is also tightened and any remaining fat is suctioned out. The surgery lasts two to three hours and is done in the office.
Is a tummy tuck the right procedure for you?
The extent of skin laxity, amount of excess fat and looseness of the abdominal wall determine whether or not abdominoplasty is the right treatment option for you. During your consultation you will be examined and can discuss which plan would work best. In some cases liposuction may sufficiently correct the problem or a mini-abdominoplasty may suffice.
If you are in good health and have exhausted many fat and weight loss options, schedule an appointment to learn more about abdominoplasty and other skin care options.