A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fatty tissues from the lower and middle abdomen and tightens muscles in the abdominal wall. This treatment is not for being overweight. Individuals who are obese and intend to lose weight should postpone body contouring surgeries until they can maintain their weight loss. Abdominoplasty is a good choice for patients who have one or more of the following conditions:
- Excess or sagging skin in the abdomen
- A protruding abdomen that is out of proportion with the rest of the body
- Abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened (rectus diastasis)
- Excess fatty tissue concentrated in the abdomen (fat pads)
Men and women who are in relatively good shape but who have a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t lessen with diet and exercise are the best candidates for a tummy tuck in Lexington, South Carolina. Abdominoplasty is very helpful for women who have had multiple pregnancies and have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin past the point where they can return to normal. Older patients who have lost skin elasticity, which often occurs with slight obesity, can also benefit from this procedure.
We welcome you to contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons.
*Results and patient experience may vary.