How Does A Tummy Tuck Work?

The tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that has been growing in popularity ever since it was created. The goal of this procedure is to tighten the abdominal wall by eliminating excess skin and fat that is present in the abdomen. Then, the abdominal muscles are tightened along with the skin to promote a more contoured and toned stomach.

Tummy tucks can be especially beneficial for those who have undergone pregnancy or experienced major weight loss and have excess skin.

What Are The Benefits Of A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck can supply you with many benefits that can be life-changing. Some of these benefits include:

Strengthens Your Core

While many cosmetic goals are trying to be achieved with a tummy tuck, there are also functional goals. By tightening your abdominal muscles, you are creating a stable foundation for your body.

Prevents Hernias

A stable abdominal region can help prevent hernias from forming by avoiding putting unnecessary stress on your abdominal muscles.

Enhanced Self-Image

A tummy tuck can help improve feelings toward your self-image. With a stronger, more contoured core, you feel more positive about your stomach’s appearance.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

Ideal tummy tuck candidates are in good overall health and have excess skin and fat in the abdominal region that they have not been able to remove through toning exercises. Individuals with loosened or stretched abdominal muscles may also benefit from a tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy tucks are not a type of weight loss surgery, so ideal candidates are people close to their target weight who are willing to continue following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

Dr. Chiaramonte can discuss the requirements of tummy tuck candidacy with you to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your aesthetic goals at this time.

Book Your Tummy Tuck At Bella Cosmetic Surgery 

Bella Cosmetic Surgery in Oxon Hill, MD is here to make sure that you get the best results with your tummy tuck procedure. This office is led by Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has over 20 years of experience and is the Chairman of Plastic Surgery at John Hopkins.

If you are interested in working with Dr. Chiaramonte, call us at 301-567-6767 or fill out our contact form here to request a consultation.

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