Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Published on May 30, 2014 by

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Have you been struggling in the gym and through dieting only to see lackluster results? Are you ready to target those stubborn fat deposits around your waist for good? If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of patients who remain disappointed with the limitations of diet and exercise and would like a new, slimmer appearance today – consider a tummy tuck.

Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck procedure removes excess skin around your abdomen as well as unwanted fat deposits to create a firmer abdominal profile. A tummy tuck may be appropriate for patients who do not have excess fat deposits, but to the contrary, have lost excessive amounts of weight. When your body weight fluctuates quickly due to weight loss surgery or even pregnancy, the skin can become stretched and sag to a level that no diet or exercise will ever correct.

If you are otherwise healthy, a non-smoker and have tried diet and exercise with little success – you may be the ideal candidate for a tummy tuck procedure. During the procedure a horizontal incision will be made along the pubic hairline. From here excess fat will be removed and the skin across your abdomen will be tightened and trimmed. Your results will be visible about two weeks following surgery, after the associated swelling and bruising subsides.

If you’re considering a tummy tuck surgery and have additional questions, contact Dr. James Hoffman today and receive answers from an experienced and skill surgeon.