What is a Tummy Tuck?

image of woman holding her abdomenA tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat, tighten loose abdominal muscles, and create a smoother, slimmer contour around the midsection.

Many people, especially mothers, experience stretched skin along the abdomen as a result of pregnancy. Tummy tucks have also helped people who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, as is often seen in a bariatric surgery where there is excess, sagging skin left over. Other times, a person may just struggle with their tummy appearance simply due to genetics. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, will remove unwanted stretched skin and repair the abdominal wall to help you look trim and fit.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery offers a wealth of benefits to patients, including:

  • Removal of loose, hanging skin
  • Flatter abdomen
  • Better fit in clothing
  • Elimination of stretch marks
  • Improved confidence and self-image

The Tummy Tuck surgery may be performed on its own if the goal is simply to remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. When a person wishes to also remove excess, stubborn fat in the area, the tummy tuck may be performed in combination with Liposuction.

Am I a Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?

The best way to know if a tummy tuck is right for you is to meet personally with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zachary Farris in a confidential consultation at our office. During your initial consult, Dr. Farris will assess your physical state, review your medical history, and determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.

Generally speaking, good tummy tuck candidates:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke, or are willing to quit prior to surgery and throughout recovery
  • Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
  • Have localized pockets of abdominal fat that are resistant to exercise
  • Have loose, sagging skin around the midsection

Tummy tucks are fully customizable procedures that are tailored to your unique needs. We encourage you to visit our before and after gallery to see real patient results and get an idea of the kind of outcomes possible through the procedure.

Contact Our Dallas Plastic Surgeon Today

To learn more about tummy tucks, contact Farris Plastic Surgery today online or at 214-363-1073 to schedule a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zachary Farris. We welcome patients from Dallas and nearby areas in Texas.

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