This surgical procedure removes excess fat and skin around the stomach. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, tighten weak and loose abdominal muscles to make the stomach flatter and more firm.
During the consultation, we’ll ask you about your history and what you are hoping to achieve. If you’re considering pregnancy or weight loss, you should discuss this with Dr. Angeles. Tummy tucks are primarily for patients who are mostly satisfied with their weight but have excess skin and loose muscle surrounding their midsections.
The following conditions could indicate a tummy tuck procedure is right for you if you have:
- Excess, sagging skin
- A desire for a firmer abdominal wall
- Protruding tummy fat
- A stable weight with no plan for pregnancies
Tummy tucks are not suitable for weight loss or removing stretch marks.
For more information, reach out to Dr. Angeles and the Bend Plastic Surgery team.