An Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is able to remove redundant fat and skin on the lower half of the abdominal wall. The procedure is also able to repair muscles that may have been damaged during pregnancy or significant weight gain. Tummy tuck plastic surgery is a frequent procedure in Dr. Shaun Parson’s practice.
There are a number of circumstances where patients may find themselves candidates for an abdominoplasty surgery, but the most common is pregnancy. It’s typical to gain 25-30lbs with each pregnancy in a short period of time. That rapid expansion of the abdominal wall followed by rapid weight loss causes muscle laxity as well as redundancy and stretch marks on the lower abdomen.
But pregnancy is not the only reason why a patient may require this type of surgery. Any similar situation where there has been sudden weight gain/loss will result in the same situation.
Unfortunately, once the abdominal tissue has been expanded and stretched, no amount of sit-ups will ever fix the underlying problems. An abdominoplasty can also fix the typical “pooch” seen in the lower abdomen following pregnancy by repositioning the rectus abdominus muscles.
Dr. Parson will be able to determine whether you are a candidate for abdominoplasty during your consultation. Some patients may also be candidates for liposuction rather than abdominoplasty. This is a procedure where excess fat is removed from the area. Liposuction will not be able to reposition muscle or remove excess skin, but there are times when you will have an excellent result with liposuction alone.
Dr. Parson will be able to give you a very honest opinion about which procedure is more suited to your body and your overall goals. Unlike liposuction, which involves small incisions placed in inconspicuous areas, tummy tuck plastic surgery requires lengthy incisions. Fortunately, these incisions can be located on the lower portion of the abdomen and can generally be hidden by swimsuits and underwear.
Dr. Shaun Parson is a renowned tummy tuck surgeon who always places patient safety and comfort first. If you have been considering abdominoplasty and would like to learn more about the risks, benefits, and results, schedule a consultation with Dr. Parson today. Call 480-282-8386.