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Improve Your Waistline with Tummy Tuck Surgery

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Over time, there are a number of things that can contribute to a growing waistline — and for many people, it gets more and more difficult to slim down the older they get. Whether pregnancy, aging, extreme weight loss, or something else has left you with stubborn belly fat or excess abdominal skin that won’t seem to budge, a tummy tuck may be the answer you’ve been searching for to restore a slimmer and smoother waistline.

At Forma Plastic Surgery, our experienced team of Scottsdale, AZ, plastic surgeons performs tummy tuck surgery to help patients once again feel confident about their figures. Read on to find useful information about tummy tuck surgery, including answers to many common tummy tuck FAQs.

What is a tummy tuck?

Formally known as an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves the surgical removal of excess skin from the midsection. In many cases, liposuction is performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to reduce deposits of diet- and exercise-resistant fat and create an even more desirable outcome. In addition, tummy tuck may involve tightening and reinforcing abdominal muscles that have become separated in the midline, and many patients have their belly button repositioned during a tummy tuck to ensure a natural and proportionate result.

Who needs tummy tuck surgery?

The majority of tummy tuck patients are those who have experienced unwanted cosmetic changes to their abdomen and midsection as a result of pregnancy, a significant amount of weight loss, or the aging process alone — though almost anyone in good health and at a healthy, stable weight who has one or more of the following concerns may benefit from a tummy tuck:

  • Sagging skin on the stomach
  • Stubborn belly fat
  • Belly pooch or pouch
  • Diastasis recti
  • Abdominal stretch marks
  • Hanging skin on the abdomen
  • Wrinkled stomach
  • Muffin top

How small can my waist get with a tummy tuck?

The results of a tummy tuck — including how slim your new contours can be — will vary from patient to patient based on their natural anatomy, how much excess skin and/or fat is present, and other individual factors. Prior to surgery, our providers will conduct a thorough consultation and evaluation to help you better understand what results may be possible for you. In some cases, patients who are interested in accentuating a slimmed, snatched waist with a tummy tuck may choose to combine their abdominoplasty with a fat transfer for a more hourglass figure. Again, our knowledgeable team will discuss your options in great detail to help create a customized surgical plan that aligns with your needs and goals.

Are tummy tuck scars visible?

While tummy tuck surgery does result in a visible scar, our surgeons strategically place tummy tuck incisions low on the abdomen in areas where the resulting scar can be well concealed with clothing and even swimsuits. We’ll also provide you with comprehensive scar care instructions to help encourage your tummy tuck scar to heal and fade in as pleasing a way as possible. Most patients agree that their slim, sexy new look is worth the presence of a scar.

Ready to finally feel like yourself again? Consider tummy tuck surgery in Scottsdale, AZ

If life’s events have left you looking and feeling like someone you don’t recognize, cosmetic surgery can help you restore the more youthful, desirable appearance you’re dreaming of. To learn more about the striking transformations that may be possible for you with a Scottsdale, AZ, tummy tuck, call Forma Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with one of our esteemed plastic surgeons today, and take the first step toward loving your look once again.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.