Time Out for Tummy Tucks

Want to recontour your midsection beyond the limits of liposuction? Think about a tummy tuck instead! The tummy tuck is a procedure designed to give you a shapelier physique by addressing conditions that may cause the midsection to be misshapen. Dr. Peterson performs the tummy tuck procedure and other body-shaping surgeries to give you the curves and contours you want.

The tummy tuck procedure can:

Remove Excess Fat. The tummy tuck procedure surgically removes stubborn excess fat that will not move from your waist with diet and exercise. The result is a flatter tummy and shapelier waist.

Remove Excess Skin. Extra fat in the midsection causes your skin to stretch. This extra skin cannot be reduced through diet and exercise, and many people with this extra skin pouch complain that their clothes do not fit properly. During the tummy tuck, the excess skin is removed, and the area is tightened to be flatter.

Tighten Muscles. The muscles of the abdomen and the tissue that surrounds them can become loose with age, weight gain and pregnancy. When these muscles become loose, the abdominal area can look loose and flabby. Separated abdominal muscles can also weaken your core, causing posture problems and back pain.

Alleviate Stress Urinary Incontinence. A recent study published in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has found that the tummy tuck procedure can reduce stress urinary incontinence in some women. Stress urinary incontinence is a condition many women develop because of pregnancy and childbirth.

The tummy tuck procedure reduces stress on the bladder by removing the weight of excess fat and skin from the midsection and tightening abdominal muscles.

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction. Can’t choose between the tummy tuck and liposuction? That’s OK – you don’t have to make a choice! Many patients who choose to have the tummy tuck procedures combine the surgery with liposuction for a curvier result.

Learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and other body-shaping surgeries offered by Dr. Peterson. Schedule a consultation today by calling 785-234-9000.