If you want to achieve a firm, toned abdomen, it’s no secret that the tummy tuck can help you do just that. By trimming excess skin and fat, and tightening the abdominal muscles, the tummy tuck provides a comprehensive solution for enhancing the abdominal region. Despite its substantial benefits, however, there are some things that the tummy tuck can’t do. To help provide patients with a full understanding of this procedure, we’re going to explain what a tummy tuck can and can’t do.
CAN: Remove Skin & Fat
The primary function of the tummy tuck procedure is to remove skin and fat from the abdominal region. In this way, it is a highly effective procedure for addressing stubborn fat and sagging skin in and around the stomach. Whether you are struggling with these issues from pregnancy, aging or other causes, a tummy tuck can help.
CAN: Create a Flatter Stomach
By removing skin and fat, patients can achieve a flatter stomach with the tummy tuck procedure. This is made possible with liposuction and the other surgical techniques involved. Additionally, the tummy tuck procedure tightens the abdominal muscles, which can further enhance the appearance of the abdominal region.
CAN’T: Prevent Weight Gain
While the tummy tuck procedure can help patients achieve a firmer, flatter stomach, it can’t prevent future weight gain. This is important to consider, because if patients are unable to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits following their surgery, it’s possible for fat to reaccumulate in and around the abdominal region. Patients need to be prepared to make lifestyle changes after a tummy tuck to maintain their results as long as possible.
CAN’T Remove Most Stretch Marks
Stretch marks commonly develop during pregnancy, although they can also develop from any form of weight gain. A tummy tuck can remove some stretch marks, but only if they are located in areas where excess skin is being trimmed. For this reason, patients can enjoy an improvement in the appearance of stretch marks, but it is not possible for a tummy tuck to completely remove all stretch marks in the stomach. You can expect the tummy tuck treatment to treat most of the stretch marks below the belly button, but stretch marks above the belly button may not be addressed.
What Can A Tummy Tuck Do For You?
If you are considering a tummy tuck, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Beam. During your consultation, you can discuss your treatment goals and determine if a tummy tuck is the right choice for you.