The benefits of the tummy tuck

Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee and her team in Huntington Station, NY is here to provide patients with solutions for improving overall appearance and confidence with surgical procedures. Cosmetic surgery can be used by patients to address specific problem areas of the body that are present due to genetics, aging, or weight changes. One popular treatment used by both men and women is that of the tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is a procedure that is performed to remove both fat and excess skin from the stomach area. Patients with a protruding abdomen, though within their ideal weight range, often seek tummy tuck procedures to complete their transformation and allow them to feel confidence instead of embarrassment when wearing more revealing clothing.

How is a tummy tuck performed?

A tummy tuck starts with liposuction, during which unwanted fat on the abdominal area is removed manually through a suctioning cannula. Afterwards, the doctor then removes excess skin and sutures the abdomen in the lower portion of the stomach to strategically hide scarring underneath the underwear line. This allows patients to wear revealing clothing such as two-piece bathing suits without showing their surgical scars.

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

  • Long-term results. As long as patients maintain their weight levels, the results from the tummy tuck are long-lasting and ensure years of positive self-esteem.
  • Improved self-confidence. Many patients choose to have a tummy tuck to feel more comfortable in their own skin and boost self-confidence.
  • Better posture. An unknown benefit is that of improved posture, which often occurs unconsciously after the procedure as patients have removed weight that might cause them to hunch forward more in the sitting position.
  • Improved weight management. Patients who have a tummy tuck and want to maintain the results will continue to stay active and eat right to keep the improvements and make them long-lasting.

Are you considering a tummy tuck?

There are more advantages to undergoing a tummy tuck than patients realize. If you have been thinking about body contouring procedures such as the tummy tuck, it’s time to take the first step with a consultation visit to Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee. Her practice, located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, New York can be reached at (631) 424-6707. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon accepting new and current patients into her facility.

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