Abdominoplasty, also called a Tummy Tuck, is a procedure used by both men and women to achieve a more flat, smooth, and toned abdominal region. The mid-section is an area that many people struggle with for one reason or another, particularly after pregnancy or weight loss. Abdominoplasty is performed through an incision that runs horizontally across the lower abdomen from hip to hip–it is important to understand that this incision will leave behind a permanent scar, though it is easily hidden by underwear and swimwear. The Abdominoplasty procedure may be performed in slightly different variations with different amounts of invasive techniques depending on the amount of rejuvenation required to achieve the desired results–for example, a “mini-tummy tuck” may be used with a small incision size to achieve a smaller rejuvenation. Sometimes the abdominoplasty procedure may be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as liposuction or as part of a more comprehensive rejuvenation for mothers looking to improve the areas of their bodies most affected by having children.
If you are interested in learning more about the abdominoplasty procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Anthony today. Abdominoplasty may not be right for everyone, ideal candidates are in good mental and physical health with realistic expectations for the procedure and its potential results.