Achieving a firmer, tighter stomach can be difficult for most adults. Even with changes in nutrition and exercise, excess fat and skin in this area continue to be problematic for individuals. It can be difficult to find a way to target this specific area alone to achieve the desired changes. Thanks to cosmetic plastic surgery, patients in the Huntington Station, NY area who would like to address unwanted fat and skin in this area will be able to do so with the tummy tuck procedure.
Understanding the tummy tuck surgery
The tummy tuck procedure, which is medically known as abdominoplasty, is a surgery during which liposuction is used to manually remove unwanted fat cells and contour the area, while excess skin is cut away before suturing the area together. The final result is a flatter, firmer tummy and improved curves. Most patients are able to drop one or more pant sizes with the tummy tuck procedure, depending on the severity of the excess skin and fat.
Can I lose weight with the tummy tuck surgery?
It is highly encouraged that patients avoid the tummy tuck procedure as a way to lose weight, as this is not the end goal of the treatment. Instead, this is a body contouring surgery that is often performed on patients who are within their ideal body mass index and weight range. It is a targeted treatment where recent attempts at diet and exercise may have failed. With the help of Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, both men and women can improve their midsection area dramatically. While the removal of unwanted fat may cause a reduction in weight, it cannot be the only reason why a patient considers the procedure. This can all be discussed during a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our doctor.
Am I a candidate for the tummy tuck procedure?
If you are considering the tummy tuck procedure and want to work with our team of professionals in Huntington Station, NY to discuss your options, call Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to book an appointment. The office is located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike and can be reached by calling (631) 424-6707.