Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, restores a flatter abdominal profile by removing excess skin and repairing the underlying muscle structure. Skin damaged by stretch marks caused by weight fluctuations and pregnancy can be removed during the procedure. It is not a traditional weight loss procedure – those wishing to lose weight should consider bariatric surgery. A tummy tuck can give the body better contours and remove the tummy “pooch” that can happen after pregnancy.
However, many patients find that if they eat well and exercise, they are able to maintain or even decrease their weight after a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is only recommended for women who do not plan on getting pregnant.
Sustained weight loss may be more likely for women with a greater amount of excess abdominal tissue removed at abdominoplasty, meaning they had a higher BMI to begin with.
“Whether or not long-term weight reduction is associated with abdominoplasty has been little investigated and remained controversial,” according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s members and colleagues.
Your new shape will continue to improve through the year following surgery and your continued effort into maintaining a healthy and stable diet and exercise regimen will add a degree of insurance so that you will enjoy your new look going forward. Dr. Correa is highly trained and strives to provide you with superb results that you will love.
Tummy tuck consultation
If you’re looking at receiving tummy tuck and would like to discuss your options, contact Dr. Correa for an initial consultation. You have many choices when considering tummy tuck surgery, but you should entrust your surgery only to someone with the high level of training, and the sense of aesthetics necessary for the success of this surgery. Visit with Dr. Correa for an hour; you will leave knowing you have the perfect partner in your quest for a slimmer, healthier lifestyle. Call our office in The Woodlands today at (281) 419-9119 , or send us an email if you have any questions or want to set up your consultation. Correa Plastic Surgery offers abdominoplasty treatments in The Woodlands and the Houston metro.