A tummy tuck is a procedure that brings up many questions in our office. Some people confuse what it is actually used for with other procedures used for the abdomen. However, when used correctly on the right patients, a tummy tuck creates a sleek, toned physique that looks slim in all of the right places. Here are some questions that you can ask yourself to find out if this procedure may be right for you.
Do You Have Loose Hanging Skin?
The main reason that a tummy tuck is chosen is to surgically cut away loose skin and other tissues that are hanging over your pelvis. This commonly occurs after pregnancy or C-section when the skin here is stretched out or after massive weight loss when the skin does not snap back into place as it should. However, it may also occur after other diseases or surgeries or as a side effect of aging.
Is Your Problem Mainly in Your Lower Abdomen?
A tummy tuck mainly addresses concerns in this lower region directly above your pelvis. It does not help with toning your upper belly, nor does it address concerns of the thighs or hips. However, if you have problems elsewhere that you would like addressed simultaneously, you may be able to combine your tummy tuck with one or more other surgical or minimally invasive procedures.
Are Your Abdominals Separated Vertically?
Not only can this procedure address unwanted tissues that are sagging in the area, but also it can address abdominals that have been stretched out and split. For many, this can cause the greatest problem as the abdominals create a noticeable bulge in the area. Once they are stitched back together, you may be surprised at how flat and firm your belly suddenly appears.
As you can see, a tummy tuck may be the solution for your body concerns if you are mainly dealing with extra skin and tissues that are hanging from your lower abdomen over your pelvis. You may also want to consider using it with a liposuction if you are dealing with stubborn fatty deposits in the area at the same time. We encourage you to make an appointment with our physician to help you determine if a tummy is the right choice for you or if you could benefit from one of our other procedures instead. Contact Bose Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today! We are conveniently located in Tampa, FL.