Tummy Tuck Surgery
Many men and women seek tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) to achieve a flatter, more toned-looking abdomen. Factors such as genetics, multiple pregnancies, or a substantial shift in weight can cause loose skin and stubborn fat deposits to develop in the abdomen. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens abdominal muscles for a sleeker looking profile. Tummy tuck surgery is sometimes combined with liposuction or other procedures for a more complete look.
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Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women in relatively good shape who are unhappy with the appearance of their midsection due to diet- and exercise-resistant fat deposits and lax, loose skin in the lower abdomen. It should not be considered a treatment for obesity and is not recommended for individuals planning to lose considerable amounts of weight.
Though the procedure can be quite effective for women after multiple pregnancies, women considering future pregnancies should postpone surgery, as pregnancy can decrease the longevity of the procedure. In addition to performing tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Kim performs mommy makeover for women who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy figure.
Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures
What are the risks of tummy tuck surgery?
As a major surgical procedure, the benefits and risks should be carefully weighed before undergoing abdominoplasty. Houston-area plastic surgeon Dr. Sugene Kim can discuss issues such as scarring, downtime, and recovery with potential patients during consultation. Dr. Kim invites those considering tummy tuck surgery to schedule a consultation at SGK Plastic Surgery at either the West Houston/Katy office or The Woodlands, TX office.
Tummy Tuck Consultation in Katy or The Woodlands, Texas
Click here to schedule a consultation in The Woodlands or Katy with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sugene Kim, or call us at 281-363-4546.