There are many areas of the body that may harbor pockets of unwanted fat. This includes the thighs, stomach, and arms. However, both men and women who are trying to improve their body contours with weight loss through diet and exercise may find that the tummy area is their most common trouble spot. The stomach is often the first to show excess fat and the last of the fat to be addressed with lifestyle changes. When the tummy remains after a patient’s efforts to reduce fat in the area, it might be time to talk to a plastic surgeon about the tummy tuck procedure.
What is a tummy tuck?
The tummy tuck targets the abdominal area where excess fat tends to accumulate—and stubbornly remain!—in both men and women. This surgical procedure requires an incision along the underwear line. The doctor starts with liposuction, during which she removes the excess fat in the area. Then, an incision is made where excess skin is removed to ensure a tighter, firmer midsection. Without the removal of excess skin and with liposuction alone, patients may have sagging skin that still impacts their appearance.
Who is a candidate for the tummy tuck procedure?
Most adult men and women who are within their ideal weight range and want to reduce the fat in the tummy section may be considered the best candidate for this procedure. Patients should already be living an active and healthy lifestyle, and be seeking targeted treatment for excess fat.
Improve your body contours and your self-esteem with a tummy tuck
Both men and women will find that the tummy tuck procedure can help them look good and feel good about their overall appearance when stubborn areas of fat are resistant to changes in diet and exercise. If you are located in the Austin, TX area and want to work with our providers to find a solution to your tummy troubles, contact Dr. Christine Fisher to discuss the advantages of the tummy tuck procedure. Call 512-815-0123 to book a consultation appointment at Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Austin, TX.