After pregnancy, weight loss, or just with age, there can be a degree of laxity to the abdominal wall that is best treated with an abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck.” This surgery allows for tightening of the muscles as well as removal of excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen. It is common to also include liposuction of the flanks and back for the best results. There are many variations to the traditional tummy tuck that can be used based on your specific anatomy.
While a strong core is helpful, many extremely fit patients are still excellent candidates for this procedure because all the exercise in the world can’t tighten a significant gap between the rectus muscles (a rectus diastasis) and definitely can’t fix skin laxity.
Abdominoplasty: Taking the Next Steps
Especially with aesthetic treatments, seeing is believing. On this page we showcase some before and afters, but we have many more abdominoplasty before and afters in our gallery. It will help you set expectations, and may help you discover questions you have about the procedure. Some of the answers to your questions may be found in the vendor brochures and educational materials, available for download on this page. In the patient education section of our site, you’ll find informative blogs, videos and podcasts on this topic and many other aesthetic treatments.
If you are interested in Abdominoplasty, the best way to affirm your candidacy is to consult with Dr. Folk in our Denver practice. Simply call our office, or submit a consultation request.
See our gallery for more abdominoplasty before and after images.