Have you always dreamed of a toned tummy, but have stubborn, loose skin and can’t seem to lose the flab?
You’re not alone.
Excess skin can be caused by:
- Major or minor weight loss
- A pregnancy or pregnancies that have loosened your abdominals
- Genetic laxity
Unfortunately, excess skin caused by either will not shed from a healthy diet or exercise. However, before you contact a plastic surgeon, there are a few questions you should consider.
What are my options?
There are various kinds of tummy tuck procedures. Each procedure involves removal of extra skin and body contouring to bring your body back to its natural curvature. Before your consultation, here are three different types of tummy tucks your doctor may suggest:
If you’re concerned with loose skin particularly below your belly button, possibly from laxity, the mini tuck may be a good option for you. This procedure requires less recovery time and a smaller incision.
Full Tummy Tuck
Full procedures are done on patients with extra skin from pregnancies, weight loss, or laxity. Excess skin is removed from your belly button to your bikini line.
Extended Tummy Tuck
Extended procedures are performed if your loose skin is around your entire stomach and love handles, typically from major weight loss or several pregnancies.
When is the right time?
It is important to factor timing of the procedure. For example, if you plan to have kids or foresee additional weight fluctuations, you should wait. Significant changes in your abdominal area can cause more stretching and loosening of the skin.
Do you fit any of these three profiles? If you are located near the Dallas, TX area, click here to Learn more about tummy tucks or schedule a consultation today!
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