The Tummy Tuck surgery (also called Abdominoplasty) is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of the mid-section. Many people struggle with their mid-section either due to being genetically predisposed to gaining/retaining weight in the mid-section or after pregnancy or a significant weight loss has left excess, sagging skin in the region. The Tummy Tuck surgery is designed to remove excess, sagging skin and can tighten stretched out abdominal muscles. In some cases, the Tummy Tuck procedure may be paired with Liposuction to also address stubborn pockets of fat remaining in the area.
The Tummy Tuck procedure is performed using a horizontal incision that runs across the lower abdomen from hip to hip. It is important to understand that this incision will leave a permanent scar. Ideal candidates for the Tummy Tuck procedure are in good health, over the age of 18, with realistic expectations for the procedure. To learn more about your options and to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Galiano today.