Pregnancy and significant shifts in weight stretch out the skin that surrounds your abdomen. It can also mean that your internal muscles have also been pulled open leading your stomach to always appear pushed out. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, can restore a flat midsection by bringing the rectus abdominus muscles back together by surgically creating an internal corset. And most importantly, removes the excess, stretched out skin.

Addressing the fat layer, the compromised skin as well as the abdominal wall, is the multi-tasking combination that is an abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck consists of making a strategic incision at the bikini line from hip to hip. The excess skin is then pulled down and removed.  With access to the abdominal wall, your surgeon can tighten your abdominals by placing stitches. Before getting anxious about a potential scar, remember that no amount of dieting can remove excess skin and no amount of exercise can bring an abdominal wall back together and flatten your midsection. In addition to improving the skin and abdominal wall, liposuction is typically involved in a tummy tuck to contour the entire midsection, create a waist, and provide an overall improvement in the silhouette.

So how do you find out which avenue is right for you?

To begin your journey to your tightest waist possible, it is best to meet schedule a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will explain which procedure is the wisest choice for you and your body. Learning which surgery or combination of surgeries suits you can help you realize your aesthetic goals.