Some areas of the body are notoriously unresponsive to healthy lifestyle choices. The abdomen tends to be one of those areas that is very difficult to tone. Significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or the aging process can lead to abdominal skin and muscles that tend to stretch, sag, and retain excessive fat. Fortunately, a tummy tuck procedure in Tampa can help provide the body contours that you are striving for. Medically known as an abdominoplasty, this popular procedure can help to eliminate excess skin and abdominal fat by tightening your muscles and skin. You will be able to confidently wear a swimsuit or fit into that dress you bought.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that helps to remove excess and lose skin and fat as it tightens your abdominal wall muscles. This results in a better body contour since you will no longer have any excessive skin, and your abdomen will be tighter, flatter, and more toned. Although this procedure is extremely effective at what it does, it should not be considered as an alternative to healthy weight loss.
Should I Consider a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
The answer depends upon what kind of results that you are hoping to achieve. A liposuction procedure involves only the removal of fat found under your skin. Unless your skin is supple and elastic, you may have excess skin remaining that can be very unsightly.
Although a tuck may remove a certain amount of fat, its main objective is the tightening of excessive skin found on the abdomen. It is usually performed on patients who have recently lost required weight but have excessive skin that requires removal.
If you would like to have results that include both skin tightening and weight loss, you can always use the combination of a tummy tuck with a liposuction procedure at our practice in Tampa to get the best of both worlds.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You may make a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you find it increasingly difficult to maintain a toned stomach as you grow older or are having difficulty returning your abdominal area to its appearance before you gave birth to a child. Good candidates need some help with toning but are close to their ideal body weight. Suitable candidates require the removal of excess skin due to recent significant weight loss.
Your Tummy Tuck Consultation
If you would like to experience for yourself how a tummy tuck procedure can enhance your body contours, visit Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!