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What a Tummy Tuck Can Do for You

Posted on March 27, 2019 by: Dr. Rocheford

If you’re considering a tummy tuck, then you should know that it’s one of the best ways to rejuvenate the stomach and improve your contour. However, a tummy tuck procedure can include different things and improve different areas. As you plan your tummy tuck, it’s important to know your goals and what’s achievable. Here are some ways a tummy tuck can benefit your goals.

Reduce Fatty Pockets

One of the most common areas where people carry fat is on the stomach, which doesn’t always respond to diet and exercise. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can remove fatty deposits through surgical techniques or liposuction on the surrounding areas. This can provide additional body contouring benefits along with your new abdominal profile. Many patients benefit from additional liposuction on areas like the hips, sides, and thighs at the same time as their tummy tuck.

Tighten Loose Skin and Muscles

Especially in patients that have recently experienced pregnancy or weight gain, stretching is a common experience. This can leave loose skin and muscles that contribute to a saggy appearance. A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and tighten it, while also tightening the underlying muscles with sutures to provide better support to the abdomen. This process can have additional benefits like reducing back pain or urinary incontinence.

Remove Stretch Marks

Along with stretching of the skin, many patients that go through pregnancy or weight gain experience stretch marks. These can be famously hard to get rid of, with many different products promising results. A tummy tuck can help. It’s important to note, however, that a tummy tuck can’t get rid of stretch marks in every case. But, stretch marks that exist in the area of skin that will be excised (usually below the belly button) can be removed. If this isn’t possible, then Dr. Rocheford can discuss your options.

Schedule a Consultation

The tummy tuck is one of the best ways to rejuvenate the abdomen for a slimmer, tighter body. Your tummy tuck is unique to you, though, so you should be sure to discuss your goals and concerns during a consultation. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

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