For women with loose, damaged skin on the belly, whether it is from multiple pregnancies or weight loss, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) may be the best way to get a more youthful and attractive stomach. For these women, there really is no “minimally invasive” or non-surgical substitute for a tummy tuck. Women rave about ‘getting their bodies back’ and being able to wear ‘regular’ clothes or even a two-piece swimsuit again with confidence!
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that will remove excess skin and stretch marks, typically from the lower part of the abdomen and leave a scar that can be hidden under most underwear and bikini bottoms. While loose skin is being removed, a stretched or damaged looking belly button (umbilicus) can often also be rejuvenated and any umbilical hernia fixed at the same time. Also, if there has been separation of the abdominal muscles from pregnancies (rectus diastasis), Dr. Albright can improve this with ‘rectus plication’ helping to narrow and feminize the waistline. Full or droopy pubic mound (mons pubis)? Dr. Albright will see about flattening this during the surgery. Therefore, a tummy tuck is plastic surgery that can rejuvenate the entire abdominal area!
As a board certified tummy tuck plastic surgeon in Texas, if patients will benefit from additional body contouring, Dr. Albright may suggest combining the tummy tuck with liposuction to get an even better result.