The tummy is a common area of concern for many individuals, whether it’s sagging skin, stubborn fat, or stretch marks. It can leave you feeling uncomfortable in certain clothing and lacking the self-confidence you deserve. With so many body contouring procedures available, it can be difficult to determine which one will give you the flat abdominal you want. As one of the most popular procedures, the tummy tuck can give you dramatic results! Find out what makes a good tummy tuck candidate.
Loose Skin and Tissue
Does your abdominal area seem to hang or sag because of excess skin and tissue? This can be a result of weight loss, childbirth, or simply an effect of aging. The tummy tuck procedure focuses on removing this excess skin and tissue to flatten the abdominal area. Weakened muscles are also tightened to achieve a toned appearance. Although some stubborn fat is removed during the process, a tummy tuck will not significantly reduce fat cells. So, if stubborn fat is your main concern, you might consider another procedure like liposuction.
Stretch Marks or C-Section Scars
Some women see their stretch marks or C-section scar as a badge of honor, but for others, they can be frustrating and cause self-consciousness. While excess skin and tissue is removed during a tummy tuck, a significant amount of stretch marks are also removed as well as a C-section scar from childbirth. After a tummy tuck, you can enjoy a smoother tummy with less visible marks and scarring.
You’re Ready for Surgery
A tummy tuck can give you long-lasting, life-changing results, but you have to be ready to undergo a major surgery. This includes anesthesia, time off work to recover, and some discomfort. Luckily, you won’t have to do it alone! Your certified plastic surgeon will be there every step of the way to ensure your procedure goes smoothly and you have everything you need for a successful recovery. If you aren’t ready to take on a surgical procedure, talk with your surgeon about less invasive techniques to target your midsection, or wait until you feel more comfortable.