Prior To Your Abdominoplasty, Your Cosmetic Surgeon Will Explain The Risks Associated With The Surgery
A tummy tuck, technically referred to as an abdominoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures available. A tummy tuck is capable of removing excess fat and skin and may also tighten the abdominal muscles to create a tight, smooth, better contoured waistline. Most of the time, the surgery can also restore weakened or separated muscles. A good candidate for a tummy tuck will have excess or loose skin due to pregnancy, weight loss, or loss of skin elasticity from aging or stretch marks. The procedure will often be combined with lipoplasty to the love handle areas providing a better contour to the whole waistline. Also, it is commonly performed along with a breast augmentation procedure and liposuction. These three procedures performed together is often referred to as the “Mommy Makeover.” Your decision to have an abdominoplasty performed is extremely personal and you will have to decide if the benefits of surgery will achieve your goals and if the potential complications and risks are acceptable.