Surgery of the Abdomen (Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”)

When it comes to getting your body in shape, one of the areas that most people struggle with is their abdomen. The abdominal area is often plagued by loose skin, excess pockets of fat, and worn-out and stretched abdominal muscles. Dieting and exercise can help to eliminate excess fat, but they cannot tighten loose skin.

The only way to properly address the common issues that occur with the abdomen is through abdominoplasty. Generally referred to as a “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty may reduce excess fat and skin from the abdomen through surgical excision of these excess tissues. The procedure may also help to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles to create a tighter core with a more toned appearance.

At Samra Plastic Surgery, we are highly skilled when it comes to body-contouring procedures like the tummy tuck. We have provided numerous people in the Monmouth county area with outstanding results from their tummy tuck.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

In general, the ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is in good overall health and is unhappy with the sagging appearance of their abdomen.

There are multiple factors that can cause the abdomen to develop sagging. Many women can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty due to previous pregnancies placing large amounts of strain on the skin and muscles in the abdomen.

When someone has drooping abdominal muscles that have separated over time, this is a condition known as diastasis recti. A tummy tuck is the only procedure that can properly address the issue.

It is advised that women should only pursue the abdominoplasty procedure once they have finished having children. This is because the results of the procedure can be jeopardized by further pregnancies.

If you are in generally good physical shape but are concerned about abdominal fat deposits or loose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise, the procedure can potentially reduce a protruding abdomen.

Older individuals whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and are slightly obese can experience an improvement in their abdominal area by undergoing a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is also commonly performed after an individual undergoes massive weight loss, which commonly results in loose skin and pockets of stubborn excess fat across the stomach.

What to Expect

Abdominoplasty can produce a permanent scar that can possibly extend to both sides of your hips, although the scar will likely be located below the bikini or bathing suit line. This means that it will not be easily visible to others, even during the summertime.

It is also important to note that the results of your tummy tuck can be jeopardized if you gain a significant amount of weight after your procedure. Maintaining a consistent diet and exercise routine after your procedure is incredibly beneficial for results and general health.

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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen, contact Samra Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. We specialize in Tummy Tuck procedures at our Monmouth County office and can provide you with amazing care and results.

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