Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Also known as abdominoplasty
Nothing is more appealing than a flat, firm abdomen. Women may have retained a “mommies belly” after pregnancy regardless of age or level of fitness. This is due to both excessive skin stretching and abdominal wall weakness and is often accompanied by stretch marks. A “Tummy Tuck” can correct these problems.
Tummy-tuck surgery or abdominoplasty, can flatten your abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It can also remove some if not all of the stretch marks in your lower abdomen. It is popular following pregnancy, massive weight loss or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles impairs body contour. Most patients report improved self-esteem as a result of this procedure. After a thorough abdominal exam, Dr. Dardano will discuss the procedure with you and determine if this techniques will benefit you.
When to Consider a Tummy Tuck
- If you’ve got flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen that does not improve with diet or exercise.
- If the shape of your abdomen has been affected by pregnancy or massive weight loss.
- If you feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive.
- If your self-confidence is marred by your stomach contour.