If pregnancy has left you with excess fat and flab in the tummy region, a tummy tuck can help you regain the ‘washboard’ stomach you once had. It’s the ideal procedure for women with extra pounds around the abdomen that they have not been able to shed since having kids. Do you have excess fat in the midsection that you cannot get rid of? Then you may just need a tummy tuck.
Why you may need a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is done to correct excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, and also to tighten lax abdominal walls. The skin and abdominal muscles are stretched during pregnancy, but unfortunately they don’t snap back into shape easily. As a result, many women are left with overhanging skin or folds around the tummy.
Ideally, the women considering a tummy tuck should be at a stable weight and in good health. The tummy tuck will trim, contour, and shape the midsection by removing excess skin (click here for more info).
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Depending on the area to be corrected, the doctor may perform a mini-tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck. A mini-tummy tuck is recommended for individuals with loose skin and fat in the lower abdomen only.
Abdominoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The incisions for the traditional tummy tuck are generally made low on the abdomen, above the pubic area. During the procedure the muscles are tightened, liposuction is used to remove the fat, and extra skin is trimmed away.
If you’d like to transform your tummy, you can find out if you need a tummy tuck by setting up a consultation with Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Heather Rocheford at 651-739-1100, or visit their website at http://www.drrocheford.com/ .