What is a Tummy Tuck?

While most people have heard of the term “tummy tuck”, many still don’t understand how the procedure works and for whom it benefits. This guide is designed to walk you through the basics of getting a tummy tuck for those that are considering the process.

What Exactly is it?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that tightens and reshapes the abdominal area with the goal of creating a slimmer overall appearance. Now, having a flatter midsection can dramatically improve the way clothing fits along with making one feel a lot more comfort in their skin.

What Goes On During a Tummy Tuck?

During the procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened and sagging skin is eliminated, therefore correcting a protruding belly and leaving the midsection more toned and flat. Now, it’s actually quite common for both men and women to get tummy tucks, although women tend to opt for them more due to weight loss or pregnancy.

Should You Get a Tummy Tuck?

The decision to get a tummy tuck is obviously personal and it varies from one to another. The best candidates to receive a tummy tuck are near their ideal body weight, in good health, and have realistic expectations on what can come from the procedure. If you’ve passed these three then a tummy tuck might be something for you. The procedure can essentially help patients with a variety of situations such as sagging skin, uneven belly proportion, and other genetic issues. By addressing these needs, the patient can achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.

Article written by Dr. Jan Zemplenyi. Dr. Jan Zemplenyi of the Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery for Aesthetic Surgery is an expert in plastic and aesthetic surgery with a history of helping patients achieve their goals.