What is a Tummy Tuck?
When a woman has children, or a person loses a significant amount of weight, the abdominal area undergoes dramatic change. The abdominal muscles usually weaken and separate. When this occurs, it is not possible to restore a flat, fit appearance with just diet and exercise alone. Tummy tuck surgery can make major improvements to the appearance of the mid-section and can provide restoration to the abdominal muscles. This allows you to fully rejuvenate the appearance of your abdomen after pregnancy, significant weight fluctuations, or aging.
Abdominal muscle changes are just one of the many changes the body experiences after weight loss or pregnancy. The expansion of the abdomen during pregnancy or weight gain can also stretch out the skin, leading to loose, excess tissue. When a person is young, much of that extra skin contracts and the tummy regains an attractive look. But after multiple pregnancies, or with loss of skin elasticity, extra skin accumulates and it does not go away with traditional weight loss methods.
Even young patients losing over 50 pounds may have excess abdominal area skin that does not tighten spontaneously after weight loss. Dr. Bresnick assists patients of all ages who have turned their lives around by losing weight, and want the rewards of looking and feeling better.
A tummy tuck can eliminate that extra skin and give you a sculpted, trim waistline. To ensure an aesthetically pleasing result, the incision is concealed beneath the panty line.
The purpose of the tummy tuck is two-fold:
- Tighten the muscle layer of the abdomen and correct abdominal muscle separation.
- Remove extra skin and fat from the abdomen.