Remove Excess Skin and Tighten Loose Muscles and Remove Fat. Tummy tuck surgery is truly an artistic process, and one that takes into consideration all aspects of the fundamental elements of an aesthetic, attractive, natural waist, and tummy contour.
A tummy tuck is known as an abdominoplasty. It is a surgical procedure known as an abdominoplasty that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. During the procedure the abdominal muscles which have become weak and loose are tightened and excess skin is removed.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the surgical process by which the separated abdominal muscles can be repaired, excess skin can be removed, and regional fat can be reduced, resulting in a firmer, flatter, more youthful, and more beautiful midsection contour.
Some patients may have relatively little excess skin and fat that may not be adequately treated by liposuction alone. In these cases, a “Mini” abdominoplasty may be a good option. In this procedure, less skin and fat is removed and less dissection is performed. The same incision for a “Full” abdominoplasty is used.
For those patients with a significant amount of skin and fat, a full abdominoplasty is needed. This operation also facilitates tightening of the abdominal muscles. Most patients seeking this operation would benefit from a full abdominoplasty.
The exact procedure for each individual is determined only after a full examination and consultation is completed.
Over time, the body gradually stops producing collagen and elastin. As this happens, the skin loses its elastic quality, causing it to sag. Major weight loss and pregnancy can compound this problem. Often, once the skin is greatly stretched, it cannot return to a smaller size or shape, no matter how frequently an individual exercises and how consistently he or she eats nutritious meals. In addition, pregnancy can cause a woman’s abdominal muscles to become separated or severely weakened so some women cannot tone their midsection, despite all their efforts.
Thankfully, Contour Surgical performs abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” surgery to address sagging abdominal skin, separated abdominal muscles and stubborn fat throughout the midsection.