People who have loose skin around their stomach and sides often experience major issues with self-consciousness. Thankfully, undergoing a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can tighten the sagging skin and revise a slack stomach area.
This body contouring surgery has helped countless people who’ve visited our practice, but how do you know if it’s right for you?
Let’s go over a few signs that you will benefit from tummy tuck surgery.
You Have Loose Skin Around the Abdominal Area
Weight loss can lead to loose skin, especially around the abdominal region. This tends to be the first part of the body where fat accumulates. The sagging skin around the stomach won’t shrink back around your slimmer frame. A tummy tuck is the only way to get rid of this unwanted, problematic skin.
You Have Stretch Marks Around the Abdomen and Sides
Not only will weight loss lead to loose skin, it can also cause stretch marks. Undergoing a tummy tuck will be a helpful step in smoothing away these unwanted stretch marks and improving your body’s overall contour and curves.
You Have Lost a Massive Amount of Weight
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that around 39.8% of the American population was obese as of 2016. Many people undergo bariatric surgery or aggressively change their lifestyles to get their weight under control. This is ideal for long-term wellness, but it does lead to loose skin and stretch marks. A tummy tuck is helpful for revising the appearance of the body.
For patients who fit into this category, we can also discuss body lift surgery after losing a massive amount of weight. This is a combination of body sculpting and skin tightening surgeries that can revise all problem areas of the body affected by major weight loss.
You’ve Given Birth to a Child
Childbirth means plenty of changes to your life and your priorities. It also means a number of changes to your body. A tummy tuck can help address the loose and stretched out belly skin that occurs following pregnancy and childbirth.
Mothers have additional options for enhancing their appearance. We offer mommy-pasty for mothers who want a total makeover, which means multiple surgeries targeting the stomach, the breasts, and the extremities.
You’re in Good Overall Health
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck are in good health. That means that they can undergo a surgical procedure without an increased risk of complications. If you suffer from medical conditions that could make surgery dangerous, we can discuss minimally invasive and non-surgical skin tightening options in greater detail.
You Know the Risks and Benefits of Abdominoplasty
It’s best for tummy tuck patients to know the risks and benefits of the surgery before they decide it’s right for them. This will help patients understand the importance of the pre-op and post-op process. This knowledge of what could happen tends to improve patient satisfaction and results during recovery.
You Have Realistic Expectations About Tummy Tuck
Finally, you should consider a tummy tuck if you have realistic expectations about what the procure can achieve. As part of the consultation process, we’ll discuss scarring, long-term care, and how you can enhance the final outcomes of surgery.
Learn More About Body Sculpting Surgery
If you think that a tummy tuck may be right for you and you live in the Dallas area, we encourage you to visit the practice. We will be able to answer all of your questions and address your concerns about tummy tuck surgery, and we’ll give you honest, unvarnished insight into the procedure and what to expect. Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon to get the answers you’re looking for.