Different Options for a Tighter Tummy
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
If you’ve had children or if you’ve gained and then lost a fair amount of weight, your tummy may be showing the effects. What was once firm and taut in your younger days now sports a little pooch. Of course, this can also happen with the simple passage of time, just not as dramatically.
The problem comes from the fact that when the stomach muscles and skin are stretched for a long period of time, often they can’t tighten back down. They are permanently stretched. The muscles in the center of your abdomen can actually become separated by pregnancy.
But at Snodgrass & Robinson we can bring your abdomen back closer to its former self with a tummy tuck. Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Robinson offer either full or mini tummy tucks, depending on your individual situation.
So, which one would be right for you?
Mini tummy tuck
Also known as a limited-incision abdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck targets the lower abdominal area. It can be an ideal solution if you have very little excess skin, but still want to eliminate that pooch in your lower belly. This is a good procedure for the sagging that comes with aging, not necessary from pregnancy. The mini tummy tuck is far less invasive than its traditional counterpart, so recovery is easier and scarring is minimal.
Full tummy tuck
A full tummy tuck is recommended for those women with a good deal of loose abdominal skin. During a full tummy tuck, a larger section of excess skin and fat is removed, and the underlying muscles are tightened to produce a shapelier waistline. There are usually two incisions, one along the bikini line that stretches from hipbone to hipbone, and another usually in the belly button to address sagging above the belly button. If a good amount of skin is removed, the belly button will usually be relocated to a higher position.
To create the tight, flat abdomen that everyone wants, Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Robinson not only remove excess skin, but they also repair your abdominal muscles.
There was a time when women chose between a tummy tuck and liposuction, but now the two procedures usually overlap. In addition to loose, saggy skin, most people also have pockets of fat that don’t respond to exercise or dietary changes. Liposuction removes these pockets. Most of our tummy tucks involve at least some degree of liposuction.
No one needs to live with a saggy stomach. Call the team at Snodgrass & Robinson, (706) 378-0200, and set up a consultation for a tummy tuck.
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