A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that tightens the muscles around the stomach by removing loose skin and fat. The final result is a flat and toned abdomen. The majority of patients that undergo a tummy tuck are either trying to restore pre-pregnancy figures or tone up their body after extreme weight loss. A tummy tuck has the potential to remove up to 10 pounds of stomach fat.
There are numerous benefits to receiving a tummy tuck, these include:
- Reduces the effect of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Going through a vaginal birth leads some women to develop Stress Urinary Incontinence. This means that the women have uncontrollable leakage due to coughing, sneezing, exercising, and laughing. Sometimes, SUI can be treated without surgery, however, a tummy tuck can reduce the effect of it.
- Improves overall tone and posture. When losing a large amount of weight in a short amount of time or going through multiple pregnancies, the stomach muscles can be very difficult to tone. A tummy tuck works to tighten the muscles and remove excess fat. After undergoing the surgery, patients will start to notice that their posture has improved.
- Fix a ventral hernia. Massive weight loss and C-sections have the potential to cause ventral hernias. The surgery to correct a ventral hernia is extremely similar to a tummy tuck in that it corrects weak muscles that put pressure on the skin.
Northeastern Plastic Surgery understands your desire for a beautiful, youthful looking body and facial appearance. We utilize the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have about the procedures we offer. We strive to ensure that your experience with us is positive. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.