Abdominoplasty Goes Beyond Aesthetics for a Body That Looks and Feels Great
An abdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck,” is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery addresses both skin and muscle laxity and removes excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen for a slimmer, flatter stomach.
After having children or losing significant weight, it can be very frustrating to work hard to get back to your ideal body weight and not see the results you want. The protruding abdomen and sagging skin and fat that remain can be very bothersome and have a significant impact on the way you look and feel. If you are ready to complete your transformation back to a fitter figure, abdominoplasty can help you love your body again.
A tummy tuck uses an incision at the pubic bone to remove excess skin and fat. If needed, the abdominal muscles are repositioned and tightened, and the belly button is moved back to a natural position.
The procedure is ideal for someone with an otherwise normal body weight and proportions that has a protruding belly with sagging skin and fat that has not responded to diet and exercise. The results of an abdominoplasty can be diminished with weight fluctuations or pregnancy, so it is best to have your procedure when your weight is stable.
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, abdominoplasty can also address side effects of muscle laxity. After pregnancy or significant weight loss, the abdominal muscles may be loose and unable to return to their normal position, causing the abdomen to protrude. Since the abdominal muscles are what hold the organs in, the effect of their separation goes beyond aesthetics; it can cause several problems including lower back pain, constipation, and urine leaking. Restoring the abdominal wall can alleviate these symptoms.
If you are done struggling with your tummy and ready to start loving what you see in the mirror, it is important to consult an expert. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Currently, Dr. Lohner is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last eight years. His office is located at [primary_address] in [primary_city], [primary_statefull], on the Main Line. Please call his office at [primary_phone] to schedule a consultation for your abdominoplasty procedure.