How a Tummy Tuck Can Help Contour Your Body

How a Tummy Tuck Can Help Contour Your Body 
Dealing with excess skin and fat in your stomach and abdominal area can be frustrating, especially if these areas of concern are seemingly unaffected by diet or exercise. In some cases, men and women opt for tummy tuck surgery to help them achieve a more favorable body shape. Here is what you should know about this procedure.

What Is Involved in a Tummy Tuck?

Contrary to popular belief, a tummy tuck surgery is not designed to help patients lose weight. Patients who opt for this surgery should be within 10-15 pounds of their goal weight in order to achieve the best results. A tummy tuck involves removing excess skin in the stomach and abdominal area. The underlying muscular structure and tissues are then tightened to create a firmer and flatter appearance.

It is important to note that tummy tuck surgery is not generally performed to improve contour significantly. Sometimes, our surgeon may combine the tummy tuck procedure with liposuction to enhance results and create a more contoured look.

Body Contouring During Your Tummy Tuck

Contouring the body can help improve the treated area and create a more youthful look. Since tummy tuck surgery alone can leave the stomach and abdominal area flat and smooth, our surgeon may use lipo sculpting to increase the definition in the treated area. Liposuction performed during the procedure can help target remaining fat deposits in the treated area and create a more desirable look.

Benefits of Combining a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

In addition to improving definition and contour, there are several benefits that come with combining liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. These include:

  • Reduced recovery process: Combining both procedures into one surgery can reduce the amount of time you would otherwise spend recovering from two separate surgeries.
  • More cost-effective: Combining both types of surgery into one procedure can help reduce the costs associated with having to go through two surgeries to achieve your ideal contour.
  • Improved results: Patients are able to benefit from having a sculpted and refined look after surgery. These complementary procedures ensure patients receive superior results.

A tummy tuck is an excellent way to reshape your abdominal and stomach area to create a more contoured look. If you are interested in exploring the benefits of a tummy tuck, contact our team at H. Sasson MD Plastic Surgery.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Dr. Sasson is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has over 20 years of experience helping patients across Great Neck, NY, achieve their aesthetic goals through trusted and quality reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Call 516-487-5017 to schedule an appointment to discuss how a tummy tuck can help you.

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