What Is a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
posted: Feb. 09, 2021.
Do you still have saggy skin or droopy abdominal muscles despite losing weight and exercising? A tummy tuck, a surgical procedure that smooths and firms your abdomen, will help you improve your physique. Dr. William Seare of Clinique Sculpture in Carlsbad and San Diego, CA, can help you decide if a tummy tuck is a good option for you.
How a tummy tuck can help you
Pregnancy or gaining, then losing, weight, can stretch your skin and abdominal muscles, causing sagging. Sagging can also occur if your skin becomes less elastic due to aging, smoking, or poor nutrition. No matter how many crunches or planks you perform, your skin and muscles may remain loose. A tummy tuck, formally known as an abdominoplasty, improves your appearance by tightening the muscles in your abdomen and removing loose skin.
Extra fat around your midsection can contribute to the problem. Unfortunately, fat doesn't always melt away after you've lost weight or changed your eating habits. A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction, a procedure that uses suction to remove excess fat.
Tummy tuck options
During your visit to the Carlsbad or San Diego office, Dr. Searle will discuss tummy tuck options with you. If sagging is only a problem in your lower abdomen, you may benefit from a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck may be the best choice if you have loose skin and muscles in your upper and lower abdomen. If you have a large amount of loose skin, an extended tummy tuck may be a good choice. This procedure also targets the love handles.
A new procedure developed by Dr. Seare may offer another option. Called "Around-the-World," the circumferential micro liposuction surgery removes 90 percent of fat around the torso and tightens skin by up to 25 percent. It offers an excellent way to improve the appearance of the arms, torso, or thighs.
Would you like to enhance your appearance with a tummy tuck? Make an appointment with Dr. William Seare, your orthopedic and plastic surgeon at Clinique Sculpture. Call (866) 972-8578 or (760) 603-8353 to schedule a visit for the Carlsbad, CA, or San Diego, CA, office.