Weight loss? Post pregnancy? Remove excess skin and
fat from your abdomen with a tummy tuck
Our bodies change considerably as we age. Unfortunately, this leaves many of us battling stubborn belly fat. Especially after pregnancy or a significant weight loss, the abdominal muscles and skin might begin to sag, resulting in an ugly pooch or “muffin top.” No amount of diet or exercise can restore that youthful tummy fully. A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) can provide you with an attractive and smooth appearance, allowing you to feel more confident and at ease in your own skin.
The tummy tuck treatment performed by Dr. Brett Carlin, M.D., F.A.C.S. at Carlin Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics can help both men and women achieve a smooth, taut abdomen and youthful appearance. Abdominoplasty is a life-altering treatment that allows patients to once again wear their favorite attire and swimsuits with body confidence.
The ultimate benefit of a tummy tuck is a rise in self-esteem after the body has returned to its pre-pregnancy form. A stomach tuck is an extremely beneficial operation that removes extra skin and fat while tightening abdominal muscles. Not only do women drop multiple dress sizes, but they also have less visible bulging in their clothing and swimwear.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Our patients in Columbia, SC choose tummy tuck surgery, which is also called abdominoplasty, to refresh their abdomen area. Abdominoplasty, which is done while you are under general anesthesia, is usually done to fix three specific problems:
Loose skin: During a procedure called “redraping,” your surgeon removes some of the loose, stretched skin from your abdomen and pulls the rest of the skin tight to make a smooth, proportionate shape.
Extra fat: Your surgeon uses selective tumescent liposuction to remove fat deposits in a careful way.
Muscles that are weaker: Sometimes, pregnancy or a big weight loss can leave the abdominal muscles weak, loose, or out of place. During your tummy tuck, your doctor can fix these muscles and make them stronger by sewing them from the inside.
The result of these three factors working together is a profound, complete, and long-lasting improvement that enhances both the abdominal strength and attractiveness. If the loose skin and fat deposits are limited to the lower abdomen, your Carlin plastic surgeon team may propose a partial abdominoplasty, or “small tummy tuck.”
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Dr. C. Brett Carlin, MD | Board Certified Plastic Surgeon