Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, improves the appearance of the abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the muscles and draping the remaining skin more tightly over the midsection. A leaner, tighter abdomen can significantly improve the way you feel about your body and your image.
Is tummy tuck right for you? The best way to answer this is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Margoles. During your consultation, she will examine your stomach, inquire about your health history and ask you to identify a) what you don’t like about your stomach; and b) your ideal cosmetic outcome.
Before you schedule a consultation with Dr. Margoles, ask yourself the following questions:
Do I have excess sagging abdominal skin?
Tummy tuck surgery will remove excess abdominal skin and then smooth the remaining skin more tightly over the stomach.
Does my abdomen protrude?
The procedure will remove fatty tissue to slim the midsection for a sleeker silhouette. Tummy tuck is ideal for treating a protruding belly post-pregnancy, stubborn fat in the midsection that won’t respond to diet or exercise, stretching from significant fluctuation in weight and sagging due to aging.
Is my stomach out of proportion with the rest of my body?
Dr. Margoles will take into consideration the rest of your figure and sculpt the abdomen proportionally. If need be, she can incorporate liposuction techniques for optimal cosmetic results.
Have my abdominal muscles weakened or separated after pregnancy?
During surgery Dr. Margoles will tighten the abdominal muscles, stitching them into place.
Am I in good general health?
Ideal tummy tuck candidates are in good general health and free of any health conditions which could increase the standard risks of surgery. Complications are rare, but possible with any surgery.
Dr. Margoles will discuss your health history and any previous surgeries during the initial tummy tuck consultation.
Am I planning to have more children?
Pregnancy can reverse all of the effects of tummy tuck, so you should not plan to become pregnant after surgery.
Am I planning to gain/lose weight?
Significant fluctuation in weight can also reverse the effects of tummy tuck, so you should be close to your ideal weight at the time of surgery.
Learn More about Tummy Tuck
If you’d like more information about tummy tuck, schedule an informational consultation with Dr. Margoles by calling (203) 869-2939 or sending our practice an email.