The midsection can be one of the most problematic areas for both men and women. A large portion of the population would like to get and keep a flatter stomach. Over time, though, we have all come to realize that this doesn’t always come easy. For those whose genetics and hard work join to achieve the goal, we applaud you. For those who need a little more power behind their plan, we applaud you, too, for getting it.
The question that keeps a lot of people from moving forward with cosmetic surgery for a flatter tummy is, how does this need to go down? Let’s explore some options.
It is easy to jump to the conclusion that a flatter tummy is made possible by tummy-tuck surgery. This may not always be the right solution. In some situations, liposuction can address the issue at hand quite well. Liposuction has been refined over the past few decades to now include various technologies that minimize nerve and tissue trauma while preparing cells for the easiest possible extraction. Dr. Trussler is well-versed in a number of these technologies and selects the most appropriate based on the treatment area and unique factors for a given case.
Liposuction is suitable for healthy adults whose skin is more likely to bounce back after fat reduction.
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is performed with the objective of creating a smoother, tighter surface. The tummy tuck does not remove excess fat; it removes excess skin. Abdominoplasty can also minimize the appearance of, or completely remove, stretch marks. Also, abdominal muscles that have lost their shape are tightened against the abdominal wall during a tummy tuck. This is all performed through a horizontal incision between the hip bones.
Abdominoplasty is appropriate for individuals whose abdominal tissue hangs loosely after weight loss or pregnancy.
Liposuction and abdominoplasty are not exclusive; the two make a great pairing! Identifying which procedure may be best for your needs is not a difficult task. Just schedule a consultation with your Austin plastic surgeon, Dr. Trussler. Call 512-450-1077 for friendly assistance.