Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck here in Albany, NY, is one of the most satisfying procedures for both male and female patients alike. But, like any plastic surgery procedure, it has limitations. In this blog post, I want to review the realities of tummy tuck — both who it’s for and what it’s good for — to ensure you understand exactly what it can do for you.
- Weight loss: After a significant weight loss, whether achieved through bariatric surgery or the “old fashioned” method of diet and exercise adjustments, a tummy tuck can show off the hard work you’ve put into your body. Depending on how overweight you were originally, a significant weight loss can leave behind loose skin that’s impossible to reduce at the gym. For these patients, an abdominoplasty is the best solution for long-term management of this skin, with results that can be indefinite.
The patient pictured in these before-and-after photos lost nearly 200 pounds and underwent a breast augmentation and lift in addition to a tummy tuck.
- Moms: The same weight loss concept applies here, too. Pregnancy can change the look of a woman’s abdomen for good, creating loose skin and stretch marks that don’t go away even after the baby weight comes off. Tummy tuck surgery is exceedingly popular with these women because it’s the only option for deep, meaningful improvement of the abdomen.
- Men: Although men represent the minority of tummy tuck patients, it’s becoming an increasingly popular option as the population in general becomes more comfortable with the idea of plastic surgery. In fact, taking off extra skin and residual fat deposits can be the last hurdle to achieving 6-pack abs.
Although different patients undergo tummy tuck surgery for different reasons, one thing is for certain — its popularity endures because it has the ability to create incredible results, time after time. You can expect your own results to be uniquely you. They’ll reflect your specific concerns and complement your one-of-a-kind body for beautiful contours that last.