|Abdominoplasty (also called
A flat stomach is important to a physically fit appearance. However, a healthful
diet and regular abdominal workouts can sometimes do little to eliminate
accumulations of excess fat and loose, sagging skin in the abdominal area.
If you are bothered by these appearance problems, abdominoplasty (also called
tummy tuck) may be a good choice for you.
Abdominoplasty is designed to firm and smooth the abdomen. This
cosmetic procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal
wall. The result is a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.
ABDOMINOPLASTY RIGHT FOR ME?
Abdominoplasty is best suited to women and men who are in relatively good
shape, but have loose abdominal skin and/or a significant amount of abdominal
fat that wont respond to dieting or exercise.
MAY BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY
IF YOU HAVE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
or loose, sagging abdominal skin
an abdomen that protrudes and
is out of the proportion to the rest of the body
that have been weakened by pregnancy or aging
excess fat that
is concentrated beneath the abdominal skin
If you plan to become pregnant or to lose a significant amount
of weight, you should discuss these plans with your surgeon.
Scars from previous abdominal surgeries may limit the results
of an abdominoplasty. However, in some cases, an existing scar
can be used for the new incision, as is often the case for women
with Cesarean section scars.