There are many factors that can cause excess skin and fat to occur on the abdomen. If you are tired of this excess flab and are looking for a slimmer, more toned abdominal profile, a tummy tuck may be able to help.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Aging, hereditary, pregnancy, prior surgery, and significant weight fluctuations can result in loose skin on the abdomen. A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure done to eliminate excess skin and fat from the abdomen and restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

During the tummy tuck procedure, an incision will be made horizontally between the hipbones. Through this incision excess fat will be removed with liposuction, underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened, and excess skin will be removed. Depending on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed, a mini tummy tuck or an extended tummy tuck may be done.

Who is a Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Individuals who have excess skin, flab, or stretch marks on their abdomen that cannot be remedied with diet or exercise can also benefit from a tummy tuck procedure. Ideal candidates will be healthy, nonsmokers who are finished having children, as future pregnancy can negatively impact your results. A consultation with Dr. Narasimhan is needed to determine if this treatment option is right for you.

Tummy Tuck Results and Recovery

Following your tummy tuck procedure, tenderness, soreness, redness, and bruising may occur. A compression garment will need to be worn to diminish swelling and support your new abdominal contour. Full recovery from a tummy tuck can take six months or more, depending on the extent of the procedure. Results from a tummy tuck are meant to be permanent.

If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery in Cambridge, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Narasimhan.