Tummy Tuck in Weston, FL
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that tightens sagging abdominal skin, which can occur after significant weight loss or a pregnancy. While proper diet and exercise are typically enough to rid oneself of a protruding and sagging abdomen (also known as a pannus), some patients find that this condition will not respond to most conventional weight loss solutions. Therefore, those who are in good health, yet cannot rid themselves of a protruding abdomen, are often good candidates for a tummy tuck. The procedure is not recommended for women who wish to have more children since the results of the surgery can be reversed by pregnancy.
Tummy Tuck Overview
Since a tummy tuck is an invasive procedure, the patient is placed under general anesthesia. Once the patient is under the anesthesia, an incision is made in the abdomen from hip bone to hip bone. The skin is pulled away from the abdominal muscles. Excess fat and skin are removed, and the vertical abdominal muscles may be stitched closer together. Once the excess skin and fat are removed, and the abdominal muscles have been tightened, the skin is stretched back over the abdomen, and all incisions are stitched closed.
Dr. Phillips routinely performs tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures to patients in and around Weston, FL. Contact his office today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck.