If you are like so many others, you may be unhappy with certain aspects of your figure, especially the stubborn tummy area. Whether you have had multiple pregnancies and your midsection hasn’t snapped back or your stomach has started changing over the years due to the natural aging process, hanging skin and stubborn fat deposits are really getting in your way. Fortunately, a procedure known as a tummy tuck exists, and it could be the perfect solution for you.
Dr. Kevin D. Myers and Dr. Emily C. Hartmann at Northstate Plastic Surgery in Chico, CA have dedicated their careers to helping patients achieve their goals for their appearance. We warmly invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation and see how a tummy tuck might work for you!
What Does a Tummy Tuck Involve?
Tummy tuck surgery is also known as abdominoplasty. During the procedure, our surgeon aims to flatten the abdominal area by skillfully removing loose skin and excess fat and tightening the weakened muscles in the abdominal wall. Depending on the situation, some – if not all – of the stretch marks in the lower abdomen can be removed as well. Of course, the exact details and results of a tummy tuck vary from patient to patient, and we’ll be sure to discuss all of this with you during your consultation.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty is extremely popular following pregnancy and massive weight loss, as these two things often lead to excess skin and stubborn fat deposits in the tummy region. However, virtually anyone with a flabby midsection and weak abdominal muscles may be a good candidate for this procedure.
You may want to consider a tummy tuck if:
- You have excess skin and/or stretch marks on your abdomen that does not go away with diet and exercise.
- The overall shape of your midsection has been negatively affected by pregnancy, aging, or massive weight loss.
- You are simply unhappy with your abdomen and it’s making you feel self-conscious.
Schedule a Consultation
The benefits of a tummy tuck are more than just skin deep. In fact, most of our patients report improved self-esteem after undergoing this procedure. If you’d like to learn more about how abdominoplasty could be used in your case, make an appointment at Northstate Plastic Surgery in Chico, CA. Sit down with our experienced surgeon and learn about your options regarding plastic surgery. Contact us today to set up your consultation!
For additional information, you may also visit The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.