Is A Tummy Tuck Right For Me?
Many of our patients at The OSU Department of Plastic Surgery who desire a flatter, tighter stomach are actually quite physically active and maintain healthy diets. However, our bodies are prone to storing isolated pockets of fat – particularly around our midsections. If you are at or near your ideal body weight, are engaged in a healthy diet and exercise routine, and are frustrated that you cannot seem to tone your stomach in spite of these efforts, you may be an ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery.
Otherwise known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is specifically designed to recontour the stomach region. In addition to tightening the abdominal muscles, excess skin will typically be excised and remaining skin will then be pulled taut to help eliminate any folds in the midsection. Our plastic surgeons also offer a mini-tummy tuck procedure for patients whose excess skin and fat concerns are limited to the lower abdomen. This approach is considered to be less invasive than a full tummy tuck and generally results in shorter treatment and recovery times.
Ultimately, as long as you maintain your healthy lifestyle, the results of your tummy tuck procedure can last for many years, helping you to look as young and fit on the outside as you feel on the inside.
For more information about how a tummy tuck can help you achieve a flatter stomach, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.