How the tummy tuck procedure can reduce excess skin in the abdominal area

Tummy TuckWhen weight loss occurs, many patients feel confident in sharing their improvements by wearing clothes that fit and flatter them, rather than clothes that cover them. However, many patients who have achieved extensive weight loss may be dealing with excess skin on the body. One of the problem areas that often develop is that of the abdominal area. With a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee can address excess skin and help patients improve the contours of their body—so they can flaunt their results!

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck procedure, also called an abdominoplasty, is a treatment that can be used to improve the abdominal area in terms of the removal of excess skin. This drooping skin can become problematic for patients and cause them to feel uneasy in their own body. With the tummy tuck procedure, the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin sutured for a smoother appearance. In some cases, patients may combine a tummy tuck with liposuction, which first removes excess fat in the area prior to removing excess skin.

Does the procedure leave scarring?

While we would all love to have treatments performed that did not result in scarring, any surgical procedure will result in a scar. However, Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee will performed the procedure in a way that leaves the scar in an area that is hidden with underwear to ensure a beautiful finished product, even during bikini season!

Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?

A consultation appointment with a professional is the first step in finding out if a tummy tuck can provide the results you desire. Our plastic surgeon may also recommend other procedures to get a wonderful finished look, including liposuction of the stomach and flanks. These body contouring procedures are popular options for both men and women dealing with unwanted fat and excess skin.

Feel good in your own skin!

Patients who have lost substantial amounts of weight will often notice excess skin in the abdominal area. With a tummy tuck, they can sculpt their body and greatly improve the sculpting of the area. We welcome patients in the Huntington Station, NY area to call our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, for an appointment. Call (631) 424-6707 and visit us at 257 East Jericho Turnpike.

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