Are you tired of excess fat and skin around your midsection? Often the result of dramatic weight loss or pregnancy, a loose, saggy abdomen may not respond to diet and exercise. Men and women are choosing the cosmetic surgery solution of a tummy tuck to remove excess fat and skin and gain a flatter, more toned abdomen. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Erick Sanchez has performed numerous tummy tuck procedures, and his patients have been pleased with their new, slimmer physiques.
At Sanchez Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Sanchez has provided men and women with the option to tighten their tummy with the help of a tummy tuck procedure that offers significant results. Whether you have just a bit of extra skin or a lot, a tummy tuck procedure can be customized for your specific needs.
Read on for more information from Dr. Sanchez about how a tummy tuck can help you reach your desired goals.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. There are several different tummy tuck methods to consider. In almost all cases, an incision is made in the lower abdominal area where the excess fat and skin can be removed. Depending on the extent of the tummy tuck, liposuction may be used. The underlying abdominal muscles are then tightened to create a flatter, more toned look. Depending on which tummy tuck method is best for you, your belly button may also be repositioned so the results look natural and proportionate.
Different types of tummy tucks
Full tummy tuck: A full tummy tuck is also known as a traditional tummy tuck. This procedure is suitable for men and women who have a moderate amount of excess fat in their midsection. A full tummy tuck is also a popular choice for women as part of their mommy makeover. An incision is made well below the belly button and can easily be concealed by undergarments and bathing suit bottoms. Liposuction is used to contour the area, skin is pulled tight, and your belly button may be repositioned for a natural appearance.
Mini tummy tuck: If you are in relatively good shape but struggle with a little loose, extra skin, a mini tummy tuck may be the best option for you. A mini tummy tuck concentrates on loose skin, whereas a full tummy tuck focuses on loose skin and stretched muscles. This procedure is not as extensive as a full tummy tuck, and a smaller incision is made along the lower abdomen. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat and the remaining skin is pulled tight, and the belly button remains intact.
Extended tummy tuck: An extended tummy tuck is suitable for patients who have large amounts of excess fat and skin that need to be removed following a significant weight loss. This procedure usually requires a longer horizontal incision that reaches around the hips. This procedure is much more extensive and includes liposuction, tightening of muscles, and repositioning of the belly button.
The benefits are numerous
The benefits of tummy tuck surgery can be life-changing for men and women. Excess fat and sagging skin can affect more than just your confidence. A tummy tuck procedure allows you to be comfortable in your own skin and feel better about wearing specific clothing without the appearance of the dreaded “muffin top.” Not only will you feel better, you’ll also be able to take part in everyday activities without excess fat and skin getting in your way.
Maintaining your results
A tummy tuck procedure is not resistant to weight gain. You’ll want to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle to maintain your results. Eating a balanced diet is essential, and exercising regularly will help keep the weight off. Patients who have undergone tummy tuck procedures often report that the surgery gave them renewed motivation to focus on their diet and gym workouts, optimizing their results even further.
The right candidate for any tummy tuck procedure has excess fat or skin due to weight loss or aging. Women who have experienced childbirth are also good candidates for this procedure, as they tend to have loose skin and extra weight around their waists following pregnancy. Stretch marks can also be addressed with a tummy tuck. Diet and exercise are sometimes not enough to give you the toned tummy you desire. A tummy tuck procedure can help you reach your aesthetic goals and have a flatter, more contoured abdomen.
Schedule your consultation today
The talented team at Sanchez Plastic Surgery has the expertise and knowledge to give patients the look they desire to improve their self-confidence. You don’t have to live with excess fat or loose skin around your abdomen. If you’re ready to start the journey toward a slimmer, tighter tummy, give Dr. Erick Sanchez in Baton Rouge, LA, a call today.