When Should I Consider a Tummy Tuck?

If you suffer from excess fat or skin in the lower abdominal area, you may feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a very effective cosmetic procedure that can dramatically improve your appearance by tightening the underlying muscles and removing excess skin.

Tummy tucks are among the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Two options are available. A mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button, while a full tummy tuck improves the entire abdomen. Both procedures involve making a incision across the lower abdomen, pulling the abdominal muscles together, and removing excess fat and skin before closing the incision.

New mothers find our tummy tuck procedures especially effective for tightening up the body after childbirth. Those who have recently lost large amounts of weight also find that a tummy tuck can address the loose skin that often accompanies their weight loss. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise and are at a stable weight, then a tummy tuck may be right for you.

Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today to arrange your tummy tuck consultation. Dr. Roberta Gartside serves patients in the Washington DC area.