Whether you shed significant pounds and are left with excess skin or you’re a new mom with skin laxity and stretched abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) could help restore your torso. This procedure does what diet and exercise alone can’t.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Fernando Ovalle Jr. and Dr. Kenrick Spence regularly use this procedure to help patients look and feel their best. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, there are a few things you should know.
1. You’ll Appear Slimmer But Won’t Shed Significant Pounds
Tummy tucks can make a huge difference in the mirror, but you won’t see much of a chance on the scale. That’s because abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure rather than a weight loss procedure. Most of the difference in how you look and how your clothing fits comes from removing excess skin while lifting and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. So, if you’re getting an abdominoplasty, it’s best to be at or near your ideal weight first.
2. We Might Suggest Liposuction Too
Tummy tuck procedures often involve more than repairing abdominal muscles and lifting and tightening the skin. An additional technique like liposuction may be used during your abdominoplasty to contour and shape your torso. Again, liposuction is a body contouring procedure rather than a weight loss surgery. However, it can help create a more natural and balanced appearance.
3. The Benefits Go Beyond Cosmetic
The benefits of tummy tuck surgery go beyond looking your best. This torso restoration procedure involves repairing diastasis recti, a condition where a space between your abdominal muscles occurs after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Repairing these muscles can increase your core strength and stability. Studies also show a substantial reduction in low back pain and urinary incontinence after abdominoplasty.
Schedule Your Orlando Tummy Tuck Consultation
If you want to say goodbye to stretched skin and weak core muscles and enjoy a flatter, trimmer torso, call 407-999-2585 to book a consultation at our Orlando, Florida practice. Hillcrest Plastic Surgery & Dermatology’s skilled cosmetic plastic surgeons are happy to answer any questions about the procedure. They can give you a better idea of what to expect during your consultation.