Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. But in spite of our efforts, sometimes we are unable to achieve the results we want. Even individuals of otherwise normal weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging, The most common causes of this include heredity, multiple pregnancies, prior surgery, significant fluctuations in weight or spine abnormalities that affect posture.

If you desire a tighter, flatter abdomen, then a tummy tuck may be appropriate to help achieve your goals. In general, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in some cases restores weakened or separated muscles. This creates an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer, often enhancing your body image and confidence.

Abdominal contouring can be performed using a variety of techniques. When localized fat is the cause, liposuction is typically the technique used. When excess fat is combined with loose, sagging skin and tissue, a tummy tuck removes unwanted fat, tissues and skin by excision. Abdominal muscles that have weakened or separated, a condition called diastasis, can also be corrected with a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Previous abdominal surgery may limit the potential results of a tummy tuck. Good candidates are: 1) Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing, 2) Non-smokers and 3) Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring.

A consultation with Dr. Piskun is the first step to learn how abdominal contour surgery or a tummy tuck can improve your body image, options available and a recommended course of treatment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you meet your goals.

A tummy tuck is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurances.

Information provided by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS members are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Plastic surgeons with this certification have completed extensive surgical training and rigorous examinations in plastic surgery; this uniquely qualifies them to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and entire body. Dr. Mary Ann Piskun is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.