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Following weight loss and/or pregnancy the abdominal skin has been stretched creating excess skin, often with stretch marks. The Abdominal muscle is also usually stretched leaving a space between the muscles, often referred to as diastasis recti.
Patients are often confused about whether they are in need of liposuction or Tummy Tuck. Generally speaking, the distinction is quite simple.
Patients who are young with good skin tone and no history of rapid and/or extensive weight loss and no history of pregnancy are usually very candidates for liposuction.
Losing weight is supposed to make you look healthier while boosting your self-confidence. If you lose a great deal of weight, however, you may find that your belly, thighs, buttocks, and other areas of your body now have loose skin that wasn't there before. Needless to say, this isn't the look you were hoping for.
There are multiple causes for excess sagging skin around the abdomen. Oftentimes, this is due to a high amount of weight loss or pregnancy. The weakening of stomach muscles combined with the stretching of skin can cause your abdomen to no longer have the appearance you'd like it to have. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical body contouring procedure that our New York plastic surgeon, Dr. George Lefkovits, can perform to return your abdomen to its tight and beautiful original appearance.
Perhaps you've found yourself looking in the mirror and wishing that your taut, youthful appearance was still reflecting back at you. Over the years, your body may have changed due to age, gravity, lack of exercise, or having children. The good news is that our New York plastic surgeon, Dr.
Motherhood can be difficult on the body. Many women feel physically different after pregnancy. Pregnancy can also be coupled with significantly less time and resources to get back in ideal shape. The impact of carrying a baby and breast feeding can also wreak havoc on the body. The cumulation of these events can be very difficult on the self esteem. Fortunately, with improved surgical techniques, mommy makeovers are safer and produce better results than ever.
If you recently lost a significant amount of weight – whether through weight loss surgery or diet and exercise – you may be excited about reaching your goals, but disappointed with the way your body looks. Loose, hanging skin and excess tissue are common problems after weight loss. Some patients also notice stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body that remain completely unaffected by exercise.
Body contouring can help you solve these problems and more, putting the finishing touches on an appearance you have worked hard to achieve.
If you have been considering a tummy tuck, it’s important to take few different factors into account when deciding when to schedule your procedure. Tummy tucks achieve the best results when you are close to your target weight. This means that if you are still in the process of losing weight, you should wait until you are at or near your goal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck.