A Tummy Tuck, also called “Abdominoplasty”, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that assists in removing excess skin and fat, and can help reduce the size of bulge in the abdominal region. The procedure may be done on its own, or in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation and liposuction, etc.
Causes of Bulge
It is difficult to get rid of excess abdominal fat and skin. It may be the result of having children which may leave your skin, and abdominal muscles stretched. This will not go away on its own. A Tummy Tuck is the only way to get rid of the excess skin and tighten your abdominal muscles to give you that youthful abdomen again.
Patients who undergo massive weight loss are left with excess skin in many places on the body. The abdomen is one place, as well as the arms, thighs, buttocks and even the face. Many patients achieve their desired weight but are unhappy with their appearance. A tummy tuck could remove the excess skin and tighten up the abdominal muscles. Many patients who obtain massive weight loss need a complete body lift which not only sculpts the abdomen, but also the buttocks and hips. Dr. Sillins of Rejuvene has done numerous body lifts on massive weight loss patients with excellent results!
Complete Tummy Tuck vs. Partial Tummy Tuck
A complete tummy tuck is necessary in patients that have laxity and or excess skin of the abdomen. After weight loss, and even pregnancy, the skin can stretch. After one reaches their early 30’s, the skin does not shrink back down. The abdominal wall muscles stretch as well.
A complete tummy tuck would remove that excess skin and tighten up the abdominal wall muscles to help create a flat contoured stomach. This procedure involves making an incision in the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area, from hip to hip. The excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened with permanent sutures. Liposuction would also be performed at the same time, if needed, to sculpt your waistline. In men, it is a good tool to give that six pack look and get rid of those love handles.
A partial tummy tuck is chosen in some patients that have only a small amount of skin to be removed below the belly button.The incision is smaller and abdominal muscle tightening is not needed.
Liposuction can also be done at the same time with this procedure as well.
Contact Rejuvene for Tummy Tuck procedures in Cincinnati
Rejuvene offers cosmetic Tummy Tuck procedures in the Cincinnati Ohio area. For more information on tummy tuck procedures, or other cosmetic surgery procedures, please contact Rejuvene today. Rejuvene has offices in both Cincinnati Ohio and Northern Kentucky (Hebron, KY) to better serve you.