Tummy Tuck in Memphis
For men and women in Memphis who have experienced dramatic changes to their body thanks to weight loss, pregnancy, exercise, or even aging, a tummy tuck is an excellent way to achieve a slimmer, more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the abdominal area. With this procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened and any excess skin is eliminated, helping to flatten a protruding belly and leaving the entire midsection looking more toned. This can make a big difference in the way clothing fits and looks, which in turn helps increase self-confidence and self-esteem!
At Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, we believe the best candidates for a tummy tuck are at or near their ideal body weight with realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve for them. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience in performing Memphis tummy tucks, and know that patients choose to have them for a variety of reasons. You could be a good fit for this procedure if:
- A healthy diet and regular exercise have helped you lose weight, but your belly still protrudes and lacks tone
- Your abdominal muscles and skin have stretched with pregnancy and now sag significantly
- After losing a significant amount of weight, you have been left with loose, excess skin hanging around your abdomen
- Your belly has always protruded noticeably, even though you’re in very good shape
No two patients are the same, and our Memphis surgeons will take your individual concerns and goals into consideration when recommending the type of tummy tuck that would best meet your needs and give you the best results. Let’s take a closer look at the types of tummy tucks that can address your particular issues and help you achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.
A mini-tummy tuck is able to improve the lower belly with less extensive surgery necessary. If you are mainly unhappy with loose skin and stretch marks below the belly button, this could be a good option for you. The technique involves a single incision that is made just above the pubic mound, through which one of our surgeons will tighten the loose muscles and remove the excess skin, giving you a smooth, flat abdominal wall. Scarring from a mini-tummy tuck is typically nothing more than a thin, horizontal line just a few inches long. Because this is a shorter, less involved procedure, you will experience a quicker recovery and a less obvious scar in addition to a flatter, slimmer lower abdomen.
What Memphis tummy tuck surgery can't do
A Memphis tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
Although the results of a Memphis tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck can’t fix stretch marks, although these may be removed or improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be removed.
Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis has decades of experience in cosmetic surgery and we're proud to provide exceptional service to patients across the Mid-South. Contact us today to start your transformation.