Tummy tuck surgery can enhance the appearance of the midsection and strengthen weak rectus muscles. After pregnancy or dramatic weight fluctuations, the abdominal skin and underlying musculature do not always go back to their original condition. Relentless exercise and strict dieting cannot correct folds of excess skin or damage to the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck addresses excess skin and muscle laxity simultaneously to revamp your figure and produce comprehensive results. This procedure is entirely customizable, so tummy tuck surgery is tailored to the unique goals and desires of each patient. Patients who choose to undergo tummy tuck surgery at Coastal Plastic Surgery enjoy a smoother, more pleasing midsection and heightened self-confidence.
Pregnancy, massive weight loss, and the natural aging process can cause a person’s abdominal skin to lose elasticity and firmness. Many strive to correct belly laxity with diet and exercise, but these at-home methods have their limitations. Tummy tuck surgery removes the excess tissue and tightens the remaining skin to create a smoother, more youthful surface.
Another common side effect of pregnancy and significant weight fluctuations is a condition called diastasis recti. Diastasis recti is characterized by a protruding belly caused by weakened or separated abdominal muscles. These muscles can be tightened and repaired during tummy tuck surgery, producing a permanent, corseted effect.
Not only does tummy tuck surgery remove folds of excess skin and strengthen the core, but it also produces slimmer body contours. During the skin excision portion of tummy tuck surgery, some unwanted fat can also be removed. To achieve the most striking, sculpted tummy tuck results, Dr. Batra often performs this procedure in conjunction with liposuction.
A full tummy tuck is performed using a traditional approach. This technique involves creating two incisions. The first incision extends from hip to hip along the lower abdomen, and the second encircles the belly button.
A mini tummy tuck is most appropriate for patients who require less correction to attain the abdominal aesthetic they desire. This approach involves creating one shorter incision along the bikini line.
An extended tummy tuck is recommended for patients who have an abundance of excess skin that may have resulted from significant weight loss or pregnancy. This approach involves creating one circumferential incision around the midsection.
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