You’ve burned through three pair of Nikes, and the people at CrossFit are wondering if you have a cot stashed away in a corner of the gym, but still there’s the pooch. Or you’ve undergone a lifestyle transformation and have lost a significant amount of weight, but the loose skin sagging around your middle is keeping you from wearing the clothes you’ve earned the right to. Or you’ve had a baby or two and you still can’t get into your favorite jeans – Or you’re just plain old tired of seeing that tire around your tummy.
All of these scenarios are equally frustrating — try as you might that bulge isn’t budging and darn it, it’s just not your fault!
We’ve all heard the mantra, “Eat less, exercise more,” but if you’re living a reasonably balanced lifestyle and still walk around with a muffin top — it’s time to stop beating yourself up already.
Let’s pull back the curtain and demystify the tummy tuck. Let’s take a look at some of the best options out there for getting your groove back, because you’ve waited long enough, you deserve a break.
Anatomy of a Tummy Tuck
Your best bet if your complaint is sagging skin and stretched muscle
A tummy tuck will basically tighten it all up. Our surgeons will make an incision along the lower abdomen, removing excess skin while tightening those muscles up.
The result, lovely flattened tummy that will make you feel fabulous.
But there are variations to the basic tummy tuck, depending on your needs.
“There is the mini, just for the redundant tissue below the belly button,” said Dr. Laura Sudarsky. “There’s the extended for the tissue of the entire belly and around to the back. A tummy tuck with a muscle repair is used to tighten the rectus muscles after childbirth and a tummy tuck with abdominal wall reconstruction for large ventral hernias.”
Tummy Tuck, Mommy Tuck, Liposuction, Vanquish Fat Melting – which one is really right for me?
This is why our door is wide open – for you and your questions.
Come in and schedule a consultation to discuss your options and get expert advice from our warm and caring staff. Dr. Laura Sudarsky and Dr. Tracey Stokes are female plastic surgeons who have been there done that and have seen it all, so you needn’t be a bit shy. Come in and tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll give you a look you’ll just love.