The Tummy Tuck Procedure Explained
Many individuals suffer from excess skin or fat in their midsection that doesn’t seem to go away even with proper diet and exercise. Pregnancy, weight loss, lifestyle, and genetics can play a large role in causing excess skin and fat which can take a toll on your mental health. If you’re tired of feeling less than your best because of your tummy, a tummy tuck procedure may be able to help you.
What the tummy tuck procedure involves
- Mini tummy tuck– Some patients only require slight changes to achieve their goals. A mini tummy tuck is a great option for those wishing to make a small to moderate change and can often be completed by liposuction.
- Full tummy tuck– A full tummy tuck involves the hip-to-hip scar commonly associated with the tummy tuck. This can drastically alter the appearance of your stomach by removing fat and excess skin to achieve your goals.
- Extended tummy tuck– If you’re looking for a major change, the extended tummy tuck may be right for you. While we recommend that patients are near their ideal weight prior to the procedure, the extended tummy tuck can make a drastic difference in your appearance. This procedure is best for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have been left with a lot of excess skin. This is often completed by a hip-to-hip incision and sometimes an incision on the lower back.
Your consultation for a tummy tuck
During your consultation, we’ll discuss your specific goals for the procedure as well as what will need to happen for us to achieve them. We recommend that patients are in relatively good health, have realistic expectations for their results, and have excess skin or fat in their stomach area. We’ll walk you through what to expect before, during, and after the procedure and support you until you’re completely healed.
To schedule a consultation for a tummy tuck in DC with one of our Plastic Surgeons call 301-215-5955 or click here.