Abdominoplasty surgery, also referred to as a tummy tuck, is ideal for men or women with loose and excess skin around the belly. The causes of this loose skin can be numerous. For women, loose skin is often the result of one or more pregnancies. Men and women who have had dramatic weight loss, either through gastric sleeve surgery or diet and exercise, are usually left with large areas of loose skin that can only be addressed with abdominoplasty surgery.
Many patients believe liposuction and a tummy tuck are similar procedures, however, they are different. Dr Laniewski often performs the two procedures together, to restore optimal shape. It is also possible to combine other procedures with your tummy tuck so that other areas of concern can be addressed. You will decide this in consultation with Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Laniewski prior to surgery.
There are several benefits to undergoing tummy tuck surgery. The surgical procedure will remove excess skin that may be susceptible to infection and cause discomfort and chafing in extreme cases. Tummy tuck surgery may also address separated abdominal muscles by reconstructing and tightening the muscles, resulting in an improved silhouette and flattening of the abdomen.
There may be functional benefits as well as improvement of total well-being as well as improvement in self-esteem from this type of procedure.
A thorough consultation with Dr Peter Laniewski can help you determine the best solution to achieve your health and aesthetic goals. Whether that involves liposuction, undergoing a modified abdominoplasty with a smaller scar, or having a more extensive abdominoplasty and body lifting procedure.