A sagging tummy can be emotionally distressing. For many people, the appearance of their midsection dictates the clothing they wear, and the clothing they avoid at all costs. When diet and exercise do not achieve a smooth, flat tummy, one may feel extremely frustrated.
*Results are not guaranteed and vary from person to person.
The reasons that a person may consult with an experienced surgeon for abdominoplasty, known as the tummy tuck, vary widely however the common thread amongst patients is that they all want to feel more attractive. Dissatisfaction with the midsection may occur because of aging, genetics, fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, and more.
Abdominoplasty is the procedure through which loose abdominal muscles and sagging skin are corrected. Regardless of the cause of sagging skin, the tummy tuck procedure is a wonderful solution for correction as well as the elimination of emotional baggage that goes hand in hand with this concern.
Who should have the tummy tuck procedure?
Abdominoplasty is an excellent procedure for the individual who wishes to say goodbye to excess skin and loose muscles in the abdominal area. The best candidates will already follow a healthy eating and exercise regimen and will be within about twenty pounds of her or her ideal weight.
If you have 25 or more pounds to lose before you reach your ideal weight, we recommend reaching this goal before planning abdominoplasty. While the skin does “bounce back” somewhat after weight loss, there is no way to guarantee that a loss of this much weight will not result in a bit of loose skin.
For the woman with plans for a future pregnancy, abdominoplasty is not recommended. The weight gain that occurs during pregnancy is likely to reverse the results achieved with the tummy tuck procedure. For this reason, the recommendation is to plan abdominoplasty when you are not planning a future pregnancy.
Dr. Bengelsdorf has been a pioneer in surgical medicine since the beginning of his career. His advanced training and commitment to excellence are a benefit to his patients, who are treated with the utmost respect. The quality of care provided at Franklin Skin and Laser is unparalleled. To consult with Dr. Bengelsdorf regarding abdominoplasty, call (615) 595-8177.