Tummy Tuck at Reynolds Plastic Surgery

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diagram of a tummy tuckA tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is one of the most powerful cosmetic surgical tools a plastic surgeon has to make you look better.  This surgery is designed to remove the excess skin and fat that can stick around after weight loss or pregnancy no matter what kind of exercises you do.  During weight gain or pregnancy, the stomach muscles that make up the “six-pack” muscles often become permanently separated.  This is termed rectus diastasis.  When this happens, the lower abdomen can appear bloated or fat and is often termed a “pooch.”  During an abdominoplasty, along with removing the skin that never tightens enough and the fat that never seems to go away, the surgeon has access to these six-pack muscles and is able to re-secure them together at the mid-line.  With this surgery combination, this leads to a more contoured waist with a flat abdomen.  It can also be helpful to women in permanently excising any stretch marks on the lower abdomen.

The scar for this surgery is able to be hidden below the underwear line, in a similar location to that of a c-section scar.  This allows women to be able to get back into their two piece swimsuits without having to be self conscious about having this surgery. For more information on this and our other procedures, please call us or fill out the form on the right and we will contact you.

asps member surgeon MOC PS Mentor Natrelle Sientra