The Tummy Tuck is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of the mid-section and is a popular procedure among both men and women of varying ages. While many women often seek out a Tummy Tuck procedure after pregnancies have left excess, sagging skin in the mid-section. and stretched out the abdominal wall. Men and women may experience excess, sagging skin after a significant weight loss or simply as they get older. The Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, procedure reduces the excess skin and tightens stretched out abdominal muscles. In some cases the Tummy Tuck procedure is combined with Liposuction to also remove pockets of stubborn fat in the area.
The Tummy Tuck procedure is performed through an incision that runs just above the pubic area in the lower abdomen from hip to hip. It should be noted that this incision will leave a permanent scar, though the placement makes it easily hidden under underwear and swim wear. If you are interested in learning more about the Tummy Tuck procedure and recovery and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Steely today.