Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery, also referred to as abdominoplasty, is for individuals who are unable to rid their midsection of extra fat and/or loose skin through diet or exercise alone. It is also often obtained by patients who have stretched skin following a substantial weight loss such as after one or more pregnancies or can improve quality of life following successful weight loss surgery. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while also tightening the abdominal muscles for a flatter and more contoured stomach.

At Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute, our board-certified plastic surgeons and our team of caring medical professionals have the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide patients with outstanding outcomes that look both attractive and natural.

What Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Do?

A tummy tuck corrects abdominal issues such as sagging skin, stubborn pockets of fat, and weakened abdominal muscles by removing excess skin and fatty tissue, as well as tightening muscles in many cases. Many patients find themselves frustrated that, after all the work of getting fit, their health may be benefitting much more than their appearance. That’s where a tummy tuck comes in.

Patient Information

What’s the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?
A tummy tuck focuses on the abdominal area, removing fat and excess skin. Liposuction only removes fat but it can be used anywhere on the body where fatty tissue tends to collect.

It’s not always clear to a layperson whether a tummy tuck – which can often include some liposuction – or just liposuction on its own is the best strategy. When you come in for a consultation, your plastic surgeon will look at your overall situation and help you to decide which is the best strategy in your case.

Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery?
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery should be in good overall health and at or near their target weight for at least a few months.

The procedure is not recommended for women who plan on becoming pregnant in the future as the results of the surgery will be undone when significant weight is gained and the stomach increases in size. Additionally, a tummy tuck should not be thought of as a weight-loss procedure and only a few pounds are typically lost.

As with all plastic surgeries, patients need to have realistic expectations. Your plastic surgeon will make sure that you have all of the information you need about what type of outcome to expect, as well as a clear idea of the benefits and risks.

Get a Tummy Tuck with Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute

To find out more about whether or not a  tummy tuck surgery is right for you, please call the Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute today at the number on your screen or schedule a consultation through our contact page.