Tummy Tucks, also called Abdominoplasty, are a popular body contouring procedure performed on both men and women of various ages to improve the appearance of the mid-section. A troublesome area for many for a variety of reasons, the mid-section may have excess, sagging skin left over from being a heavier weight, the natural aging process, or pregnancy. Abdominal muscles, particularly in pregnancy, may get stretched out and cause a distended appearance in the mid-section which cannot be corrected through exercise and healthy eating alone. The Tummy Tuck can tighten and repair stretched out abdominal muscles and remove the excess, sagging skin of the area to create a better contoured, smoother, and more toned mid-section appearance.
Sometimes the tummy tuck may be performed in combination with liposuction to also address stubborn pockets of fat in the area. The tummy tuck procedure is performed through a horizontal incision that runs across the lower abdomen from hip to hip–there are a few different abdominoplasty techniques that vary based on the amount of improvement required to achieve the desired goal. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Madjidi today.