08 Feb Tummy Tucks for Everyone
If you think of “mommy makeover” when you hear the term tummy tuck, you’re not alone. However, both women and men trust John Park MD Plastic Surgery for their tummy tuck needs. A tummy tuck is a surgery that combines the removal of excess belly skin with the tightening of ab muscles and oftentimes liposuction. Women get tummy tucks more often than men because childbirth is a leading cause of stretched-out, sagging belly skin. However, weight fluctuations, a big weight loss, and even lack of collagen in the skin can cause sagging tummy skin.
Having a taut belly is desirable for many people, and being happy with your appearance is critical for self-confidence and self-esteem. However, the belly area is where many people put on—and lose—weight. Weight fluctuations can cause an increase in laxity of the skin. The belly skin is also relatively thin and it doesn’t always “snap back” after a weight loss or post-partum.
Tummy tucks permanently remove excess belly skin. The incision length depends on the amount of skin to be removed and its exact location, but most scars run from one hip bone to the other. They are hidden right below the band of underwear, which allows the patients to wear bathing suits and trunks without the scar showing.
Most tummy tucks also include the tightening of the ab muscles. This can help those with diastasis recti from pregnancy to regain core strength and stability. Many patients also choose to include liposuction during their surgery. Removing stubborn pockets of fat and helping with the final shape and contour of the tummy through permanent fat loss optimizes the tummy tuck.
Schedule a Consultation with John Park MD Plastic Surgery Today!
It can be disappointing when diet and exercise don’t lead to the flat tummy you want. Fortunately, help is available. Schedule your tummy tuck consultation with John Park MD Plastic Surgery by calling (949) 777-6883.