Rise to the top with a waistline-transforming tummy tuck
Abdominoplasty, also known as a ‘tummy tuck’, is a great surgery for those who have excess abdominal fat, loose skin, and weak abdominal muscles. It is most common in women after childbirth, but also popular in both men and women who’ve lost weight. The main goal of a tummy tuck is to remove excess abdominal fat (often using liposuction), get rid of excess, sagging skin, and tighten the abdominal muscles.
What can I expect?Fat deposits in the waistline and love-handles can be difficult to lose, even with the best diet or intensive training program. Loose abdominal skin, unfortunately, does not improve with diet and exercise. The combination of sagging skin and excess fat can make it difficult to find clothing that fits well and can even interfere with daily activities!
If you are considering a tummy tuck, reaching your ideal weight (or as close as possible) before the surgery will lead to the best cosmetic results. If, on the other hand, you have no loose skin but only excess fat then you may benefit from liposuction alone.
The most common type of tummy tuck involves an incision in the lower abdomen (below the underwear line) and another around the bellybutton. Liposuction is often performed at the same time. The excess skin of the lower abdomen is removed and the remaining skin and abdominal muscles are tightened, producing a flatter, more youthful abdomen.
Whether it is a full tummy tuck or “mini” tummy tuck, the team at Clinique Dr. Karl Schwarz can help you determine which procedure or combination is best for you. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, the benefits can be life long.
Before & after
* Photos do not represent a guarantee of results and results may vary