Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
When exercise and weight control aren’t enough to achieve the smooth, flat stomach you want, an abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck,” can help. A tummy tuck performed at the Henry Ford Center for Cosmetic Surgery can help restore weakened or separated muscles and remove excess fat and skin to create an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
What to expect
Before considering a tummy tuck, it is important to discuss your expectations with your cosmetic surgeon. A tummy tuck will not help you lose weight or replace an appropriate exercise program. It’s important to be realistic about your outcome.
What are the most common reasons that people seek a tummy tuck?
- prior surgery
- significant weight fluctuations
Will a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?
A tummy tuck surgery cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the area of excess skin, usually located below the belly button.
Are the results permanent?
The changes made to your body during a tummy tuck are technically permanent; however, they can be affected by lifestyle. In order to maintain your results, it is important to focus on a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a stable weight. If you are planning to lose significant weight or are considering future pregnancies, it may be best to postpone your tummy tuck surgery.