Aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can alter the body in ways that may be out of your control. Stretched skin, excess fat, and weak stomach muscles can create the appearance of a protruding abdomen, which can feel both unflattering and uncomfortable. Many times, diet and exercise are simply not enough to reduce expanding waistlines and tighten loose skin. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy Tucks have become quite popular as individuals acknowledge the ability skilled doctors have to contour the body and improve self-esteem. A Tummy Tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, while simultaneously repositioning and tightening the stomach muscles. This treatment is designed for those who desire a flatter, tighter stomach.
This procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made near the pubic area, making it easier to conceal surgical scars. Dr. Dillon will access the stomach and repair your damaged abdominal muscles, using Liposuction to remove unwanted fat. He will then tighten the abdomen by removing excess skin.
Recovery time varies for each patient. Patients should plan to take at least 2 weeks off work to adequately recover. Patients should avoid lifting heavy objects and sleep on their backs to avoid putting pressure on the stomach. Normal activity can resume after six weeks of recovery.
*Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
- Improves overall health due to fat loss
- Helps you regain a more youthful, flattering appearance
- Clothes will look and feel better
- Boosts confidence and self-esteem
- Addresses areas of the body that diet and exercise can’t improve
- Removes stretch marks in stomach area
- Reduces back pain
Am I a Good Candidate?
Your initial consultation will determine if you are a suitable candidate for Abdominoplasty. Candidates should be:
- Healthy individuals
- Have a positive outlook with realistic expectations
- Not taking blood-thinning medications
- Individuals who may have lost a large amount of weight and need help reshaping their midsection.
If you are interested in enhancing your appearance with a Tummy Tuck, please contact our Silver Spring office today. Our experienced and successful Tummy Tuck surgeon, Dr. Dillon, and his friendly, well-trained team can help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted.
*Individual results may vary.