A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to determine your candidacy for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery). However, tummy tuck candidates typically share a number of similar characteristics that can help you understand whether or not you might be a candidate. Men or women who are unhappy with excess skin hanging from the abdomen, struggle with loose skin or fatty tissue, or have stretched or torn abdominal muscles may be good candidates for a tummy tuck. Oftentimes, patients who have lost a significant amount of weight exhibit many of these characteristics that are ideal for tummy tuck candidates. In addition, a tummy tuck can help mothers regain their pre-pregnancy figure by eliminating excess skin as well as tightening the underlying musculature that is often damaged during pregnancy or childbirth.
With a tummy tuck, patients can achieve a smoother, more toned abdomen. Many tummy tuck patients also experience a boost of confidence after their procedure and often feel more comfortable wearing form-fitting or revealing clothing, such as swimsuits. For patients who have isolated deposits of excess fat in addition to sagging skin, a tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to maximize the results. Some mothers also choose to incorporate a tummy tuck into a more comprehensive mommy makeover procedure for a more complete body rejuvenation.
Since every tummy tuck procedure at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery is customized for the patient, the consultation process is a vital component to designing a surgical approach that can meet your needs.
Dr. Neil J. Zemmel will determine your candidacy for tummy tuck surgery by performing a physical exam, reviewing your medical history, and thoroughly discussing your cosmetic concerns. Dr. Zemmel will then help patients who are in good overall health decide if a tummy tuck is the best body procedure to achieve their goals. These detailed preoperative consultations and an open doctor-patient dialogue can ultimately lead to an increase in patient satisfaction and beautiful results that can help meet your expectations.
To learn more about abdominoplasty, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zemmel, please contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery.