If you have struggled your whole life with your weight, then you are no stranger to feeling self-conscious about the body that you are in. If, however, you have recently lost a lot of weight, then you have something that’s worth celebrating. With all of the celebrating taking place, however, you may not have noticed all of the excess skin (especially around your abdomen) that you have from your weight loss journey. With a tummy tuck from Dr. George Philip Smith, he can remove excess skin while also repositioning abdominal muscles to give your stomach a firmer look. Although a tummy tuck can do some amazing things, there are a few things that it cannot do.
Get Rid of Fat
A tummy tuck procedure on its own cannot help you get rid of excess, unwanted abdominal fat. In conjunction with another procedure like liposuction, however, it can. If you want to get a tighter stomach and you want to get rid of some fat around your middle section, then talk to Dr. Smith about doing a tummy tuck with liposuction.
Get Rid of Stretch Marks
After people lose weight, they often not only have excess skin but they have stretch marks as well. Unfortunately, a tummy tuck is not a procedure that is designed to help you get rid of stretch marks, but they may be removed or even improved if they are located on areas of the body where the excess skin is going to excised.
No cosmetic procedure is going to give you permanent results. As you age, your skin starts to lose a lot of collagen in it which can lead to sagging skin. You may notice a loss of elasticity in the skin around your stomach (even after a tummy tuck) as you age.
A tummy tuck can give you great results, but just like any procedure, it can’t do it all. If you want to learn more about tummy tuck surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith at our Staten Island today: (718) 608-1111.