Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dana Towle MD., removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A tummy tuck can help to restore a fit appearance after pregnancy, or help you gain a firmer, flatter midsection if you are predisposed to having a belly that protrudes. Abdominoplasty can help you feel and look better in clothing as well as enhance your self image.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
Significant fluctuations in weight
Is it right for me?
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:
You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
You have realistic expectations
You are a non-smoker
You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large
What it won’t do:
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be removed, generally those treated areas below the belly button.
Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.
In choosing Dr. Towle, MD., a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you can be sure that you will receive the highest standard of safety, expertise and care. His goal is to promote confidence, renewed enthusiasm and improved appearance, revealing your true strengths while reflecting your inner beauty.
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