Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens underlying muscles, leaving a flatter and smoother tummy area.
Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone cannot produce the same result. The aging process, pregnancy and fluctuating hormones can take a trim and taut abdominal area and turn it into a sagging, soft and doughy mass. Tummy tuck surgery provides a long-lasting solution to this problem.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Hendricks, learn all you can about what tummy tuck surgery can do for your particular problem, ask to see before and after pictures of the surgeon’s most recent patients, and discuss the risks and benefits involved with this procedure and how they may affect you. As with any surgical procedure, you may encounter scarring, bleeding, swelling and anesthesia related problems.
If you eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and keep your weight constant with no great weight gains or losses, you can expect great results from your tummy tuck surgery. However, tummy tuck surgery will not change the person you are or allow you to eat whatever you desire with no consequences.
If you want to regain the trim and taut tummy you had in the past, or never had but always wanted, please contact Dr. Douglas L. Hendricks of Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center today.