If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, you may be excited about your new look, but frustrated with the amount of loose, hanging skin in your abdominal area. This occurs because your skin and abdominal muscles were stretched out by the fat you have now lost.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) can correct this problem by:
- Removing excess skin
- Tightening your remaining skin
- Tightening loose abdominal muscles
The result is a firmer, slimmer, and more contoured stomach area overall.
Tummy tuck surgery is often combined with liposuction to produce the best results. If you have small pockets of fat that have resisted your weight loss efforts, liposuction can remove this fat in conjunction with abdominoplasty.
It's important to reach a stable weight before undergoing a tummy tuck. You should not plan on losing too much further weight after surgery, or else your results may be compromised.
If you are considering tummy tuck surgery to address the cosmetic issues left after weight loss, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta body contouring surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta GA office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock GA office.