The Tummy Tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of the abdominal region. As we get older many men and women struggle with their mid-section appearance for a variety of reasons–either after a significant weight loss or weight fluctuations or after pregnancy, when there is excess, sagging skin in the mid-section and stretched out abdominal muscles, it can be incredibly frustrating because no amount of healthy eating or consistent exercise will be able to change those issues. The Tummy Tuck, also called Abdominoplasty, is performed through an incision that runs along the lower abdomen from hip to hip–it is important to understand this incision will leave a permanent scar, though most patients find it is usually hidden underneath clothes, underwear and swimwear.
The Tummy Tuck is sometimes performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as Liposuction if there is also some excess, stubborn fat cells in the area. If you are interested in learning more about the Tummy Tuck procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. McKeown today.