Tummy tucks are one of the most popular types of plastic surgery done in the United States, ranking in the top five when it comes to popularity among cosmetic procedures. There are many reasons you may be considering a tummy tuck, but talking to a qualified doctor is the first step.
Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, provides cosmetic surgeries of all kinds, including tummy tucks. Dr. Daniel Laughlin will help you decide if this procedure is right for you.
Introducing the tummy tuck
A tummy tuck, more properly known as an abdominoplasty, helps men and women achieve a flatter, smoother, tighter, and more toned abdominal area. It’s the usual option when liposuction won’t deliver the desired results. A tummy tuck can remove sagging skin as well as excess fat.
5 popular reasons to consider a tummy tuck
There are five main reasons you might be considering getting an abdominoplasty:
1. Get rid of fat pockets
Sometimes no matter how hard you diet or exercise, small pockets of fat can remain around your abdominal walls. If liposuction isn’t able to resolve the issue, you can get a tummy tuck. In fact, a lot of patients get lipo and a tummy tuck as a combination procedure.
2. Remove excess skin
Reason number two for having a tummy tuck is to get rid of loose skin. Maybe you lost a lot of weight, or maybe your abdominal skin never bounces back after a pregnancy. Whatever the reason, a tummy tuck can tighten your midsection for a flat, toned look.
3. Tighten stretched or separated muscles
Muscles can get damaged by pregnancy, too, leaving a bit of a belly flap when all is said and done. If you’re one of the many women whose belly isn’t quite the same after carrying a baby, a tummy tuck can restore your muscle tone and your confidence.
4. Last mile weight loss
It’s very common to get to weight loss goals and still be unhappy with the way your body looks. A tummy tuck can give you the body you’ve earned with all that hard work, and it’s a great way to reward yourself.
5. Scar and stretch mark removal
Many women have a pregnancy that causes deep stretch marks or undergo a c-section that leaves visible scar tissue. They may want a tummy tuck to help remove that evidence and leave a smaller, thinner and less noticeable scar instead.
Whatever your reason for wanting a tummy tuck, we can help. You can learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and recovery by scheduling a consultation. To get in touch, call 410-297-0654, or visit our contact page for more information.