The mid-section is an area that many people struggle with throughout their lives–both men and women can find it difficult to achieve their aesthetic abdominal goals. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the mid-section’s ability to respond to diet and exercise, for example, women who have been through multiple pregnancies often find they have excess, sagging skin in the region and that their abdominal muscles are stretched out–neither of these issues can be corrected through proper diet and consistent exercise alone. Similarly, both men and women who have achieved a significant weight loss through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise in a short amount of time often are also left with excess, sagging skin. The Tummy Tuck is performed through an incision that runs horizontally along the lower abdominal region from hip to hip–excess skin is removed, abdominal muscles may be tightened, and the remaining skin is then closed to create a smoother, more toned appearance.
Sometimes the Tummy Tuck may be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as liposuction (for stubborn fat remaining in the area) or as part of a Mommy Makeover. If you are interested in learning more about the Tummy Tuck procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Landis today.