If you are struggling to achieve the firm and toned abdominal contour you desire, it’s not your fault. Genetics, weight loss, and pregnancy can make our bodies more prone to developing excess tissue around the abdomen that obscures attractive definition. Tummy tuck surgery performed by Dr. Ip is designed to provide patients with dramatic abdominal contouring results that will revitalize your appearance.
Patients who have been overweight for a long time often find that they have significant skin laxity after their weight loss. This may be characterized by multiple folds of excess skin around the abdomen that are unsightly and painful. After weight loss, patients may also have weak abdominal muscles that require correction. Treating sagging abdominal tissues helps many people achieve the body contour they envisioned at the start of their weight loss.
Following pregnancy, women may find that weakened abdominal muscles cause them to develop a tummy pooch. A post-pregnancy stomach may have a limited amount of sagging skin. Women struggle to feel confident in their newly changed bodies and often become frustrated when they cannot reclaim their pre-baby body. Targeting loose abdominal muscles and correcting any excess tissue helps women regain the slim, toned appearance they may have had before pregnancy.
As you age, you become more prone to developing skin laxity. Diet and exercise can help maintain muscle tone, but even a healthy lifestyle cannot prevent the natural weakening of abdominal skin. Patients with age-related abdominal sagging may find that they require correction of their skin accumulation. Improving an aging abdominal contour helps many men and women maintain a vibrant, youthful appearance.
Immediately following your surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling of your abdomen. A specialty compression garment should be worn to help minimize excess swelling. It is important to carefully follow your postoperative instructions to ensure quality healing and the best results possible.