If you are looking for ways to have a flatter and firmer tummy, an abdominoplasty surgery can help to resolve separated abdominal muscles along with excess skin and fat. A tummy tuck can be a good way to restore the strength and shape of your core after weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and more.
At Feldmar Aesthetics, we offer full and mini abdominoplasty surgeries at our surgery center in Beverly Hills, CA to help resolve your concerns about loose abdominal skin and weakened core muscles.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty surgery, can create or restore a flat and toned stomach that may be weakened or bulging due to heredity, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and more. During this surgery, an incision is made, the stomach muscles are tightened using sutures, and the skin is pulled down and the excess is removed. Sometimes fat is also removed from the area using liposuction.
What Is the Difference Between a Full Abdominoplasty and a Mini Abdominoplasty?
A full and mini abdominoplasty can both achieve a flatter and more toned stomach, but they are indicated for different situations. A full abdominoplasty is a more involved surgery that addresses the entire abdominal area from above the belly button to just above the pelvis. It may be right for patients with more excess skin and abdominal muscles that are weakened or separated throughout the abdominal area.
A mini abdominoplasty helps to address concerns in the lower part of the abdomen. If you have a limited amount of excess skin that is present mostly below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck may be beneficial. Less surgery is involved for this procedure making it less invasive and often resulting in a faster recovery.
What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Can Strengthen Your Core
During a tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal muscles are tightened by being sutured together. This can create a firmer abdominal wall that can improve the overall stability of your core. After recovering from your tummy tuck procedure, you may be able to begin to incorporate core strengthening exercises as advised by your doctor to further improve your abdominal wall.
Can Relieve Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence is a condition that is very common with women who have had babies and many other people. It is characterized by loss of urine when pressure is put on the pelvic area such as during a sneeze or certain types of exercise. It can often be caused by weakened core muscles. A tummy tuck surgery can restore strength to abdominal muscles and reduce pressure on the bladder by removing some of the weight that comes from excess skin and fat. This can reduce symptoms of stress incontinence in some patients.
Can Resolve Excess Skin
Excess skin can sometimes result from weight loss or pregnancy. If you have excess skin, tummy tuck procedures can help to remove the excess and make your stomach smoother and more molded. During a tummy tuck, skin is pulled down and flattened over your newly tightened abdominals and then the excess is removed.
May Remove Stretch Marks
While an abdominoplasty is not a treatment for stretch marks, stretch marks are often removed along with the excess skin. If you have stretch marks that are lower on your abdomen, many of them may be present on the part of the skin that is removed during surgery. For many people, this can result in a smoother abdomen with fewer stretch marks.
Creates an Improved Abdominal Contour
As a cosmetic surgery, one of the main purposes of an abdominoplasty is to improve the appearance of the abdominal area. Tummy tuck surgery can correct the appearance of the belly button, cinch the waistline and smooth away bulges and folds of skin.
Can Improve Overall Health
Excess skin and fat, along with separated abdominal muscles, can contribute to certain health problems including back pain. While primarily a cosmetic procedure, tummy tuck surgery can help to improve some of these concerns. Minor hernias may also be able to be corrected during a tummy tuck, depending on the location and severity.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Tummy tuck procedures can be performed for both male and female patients. As with any surgical procedure, the best candidates for a tummy tuck are those who are in good overall health. It may be indicated for patients who have lost significant weight, have had multiple pregnancies, or who aren’t happy with their appearance.
Can Tummy Tuck Be Combined With Other Procedures?
It is important to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals with your doctor. However, some procedures can be combined with a tummy tuck in a service called a Mommy Makeover. This service may include a tummy tuck, liposuction to remove excess fat, and a breast lift or augmentation to restore breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. By scheduling a consultation, you can discuss with your doctor whether just a tummy tuck or a combination of procedures may be better for you.
Tummy Tuck in Beverly Hills, CA
An abdominoplasty can be an effective way to resolve unwanted fat and excess skin while also addressing deeper concerns within your abdominal wall. If you have concerns about the appearance of your stomach and you want to research your treatment options, you can reach out to us at Feldmar Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, CA. You can visit our website for tummy tuck before and after photos from real patients, or you can call or request a consultation online.