Skin laxity, stretch marks, and excess fats can result from pregnancy and weight loss. Unfortunately, in many cases, no amount of exercising or strict dietary intake can correct these changes. It is quite common following pregnancy to have both laxity and a baby bulge that simply won’t budge.
What is a tummy tuck?
Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that repairs separated abdominal muscles and tightens excess skin resulting in a flatter and more beautifully contoured midsection.
Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck Smyrna is a not a quick fix solution. It should not be performed on individuals who are significantly overweight. To assure the best possible result, tummy tucks should be performed on men and women who are in good physical health and close to their goal weight. They should have realistic expectations of what a tummy tuck can and cannot accomplish.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are those who:
- Excessive skin laxity of the abomen
- Have a BMI under 25
- Have separation of the diastasis recti muscles
- Have excess fat of the anterior abdomen and flanks
As a rule, Dr. Jeffords’ approach to tummy tucks and abdominal contouring after weight loss and pregnancy is a team effort. Both safety and aesthetics are of upmost importance. Dr Jeffords uses a patient’s BMI to determine candidacy for the procedure. If deemed a suitable candidate, Dr. Jeffords will then determine whether you need a full abdominal tummy tuck or only a mini tummy tuck, where less correction is needed to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Jeffords’ gentle approach and honest assessment makes him an expert when it comes to tummy tuck Smyrna. Find out if a tummy tuck is right for you. Contact us today to schedule consultation.