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A tummy tuck can do more than just transform your look, it can completely enhance your overall quality of life. Enjoy a slim and trim body can give you confidence, improve your levels of confidence, and help you to enjoy a better lifestyle. Understanding the benefits of a tummy tuck will help you to decide if this procedure is right for you.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a commonly performed procedure to remove fat from the midsection, tighten the abdominal muscles, and remove loose skin. The abdominal muscles often weaken with age, weight loss, or pregnancy, causing a loss of the youthful appearance that many women and men desire. Exercise and diet are often not enough to correct the weak musculature below the skin, and many otherwise healthy and fit people find that they struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that simply won’t go away. A tummy tuck will correct this issue, leaving you with a lean, firm, and smooth profile.

What Qualifies Someone as a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are physically healthy and are at a stable weight. People who are planning to lose large amounts of weight are not the best candidates for the procedure as the weight loss can erase the effects of the surgery. Candidates should also have realistic expectations for their final outcome, understanding that while a tummy tuck can deliver a flatter mid-section, it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Finally, the best candidates for the procedure are non-smokers who will be compliant with aftercare instructions.

What Happens During the Tummy Tuck Procedure?

First, you will meet with the surgical team who will address any concerns you have before the procedure. They will then place you under general anesthesia and prep you for the surgery. The surgeon will then make a thin horizontal incision between the navel and the pubic hairline. The surgeon will then repair the weakened muscles underneath the skin with a series of sutures. Finally, the surgeon will pull the skin taut over the belly, removing the excess and suturing it together at the bottom. Your navel is re-created, giving you a brand new, tighter abdomen. When combined with liposuction, a tummy tuck can give you the hourglass figure you have always wanted.

A Tummy Tuck Can Improve Your Quality of Life

A flat abdomen can give you the confidence you need to face the world. Swim with confidence in your new bikini or wear the little black dress that you’ve had your eye on for years. With your new youthful figure, you will enjoy enhanced self-image and confidence. A tummy tuck can also help you to enjoy better exercise habits. Many people find that a larger abdominal area makes it difficult to exercise. In some cases, the excess skin can make it painful and cause rashes. With a tummy tuck, you will be better able to keep your body in shape through exercise.

When performed in conjunction with liposuction and breast lift, a tummy tuck is an excellent way to regain your youthful appearance and enjoy newfound confidence. Call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-739-1100 or complete the online form for your consultation with Dr. Rocheford today.

Patient Resources

Whether a new or returning patient, we have plenty of resources to either help you get started or learn more about the procedure process. From patient forms to blogs, we have all the resources you’ll need to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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