A large, protruding abdomen can look and feel unflattering. Also, sagging skin and excess fat can affect a person’s self-esteem. A large midsection causes clothing styles not to fit well, which can lead to feeling less confident about your body.
Many have strived for a flatter, more toned abdomen through diet and exercise but have failed to get the results they desire. Unfortunately, even the most strenuous exercise and healthiest of diets cannot correct loose skin and weak abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck surgery can be performed to address these issues that many people struggle with.
What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?
A tummy tuck involves the removal of excess fat and the trimming of excess skin while tightening weakened abdominal muscles. This procedure results in a slimmer, more toned abdominal area.
When performing tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Jervis will make an incision between the pubic hairline and the belly button. The abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess fat is removed. The skin is pulled down, and excess skin is trimmed away. The remaining skin is carefully sutured together.
What Can I Achieve by Undergoing a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery can help reverse the effects of aging, hereditary, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations.
Tummy Tuck Surgery Can Help You Achieve:
- Tightened abdominal muscles
- A flatter belly
- A smaller waistline
- A reduction in loose skin
The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are in good health, have realistic expectations, and would like to correct loose, hanging skin and weak muscles in the abdominal area. It is important that tummy tuck patients are not undergoing surgery to replace diet and exercise, but rather that they want to correct areas that have been unresponsive to traditional weight-loss methods.
A tummy tuck is often combined with other procedures, such as:
- Liposuction: Eliminates excess fat deposits from targeted areas of the body and improves the contours of the body. Dr. Jervis performs laser-assisted liposuction for enhanced skin tightening.
- Breast augmentation: Enhances the shape and volume of the breasts by inserting implants.
- Breast lift: Removes loose skin and repositions the breasts into a higher, more youthful position.
- Breast augmentation with breast lift: When combined, these procedures produce youthful, voluminous breasts.
By choosing to undergo one or more of the above procedures along with tummy tuck surgery, you can achieve an overall better-toned physique and create contours that are more proportionate to the rest of your body. Overall, tummy tuck surgery can help a person to feel more confident about their body.
To learn more about tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Jervis can provide you with additional information during your consultation. You can contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.