By Michael Sundine, MD
The Tummy Tuck [fourthly_city] procedure is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is designed to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of the mid-section. Many people, both men and women, struggle with the mid-section either due to stubborn fat and excess, sagging skin they were genetically predisposed to, or due to a significant weight loss or pregnancy that has left the excess, sagging fat and/or stretched out abdominal muscles. The Tummy Tuck procedure, also called Abdominoplasty, is performed with a horizontal incision that runs along the lower abdomen from hip to hip. It is important to understand that this incision will leave behind a permanent scar that will fade overtime but never go away completely. The incision scar is typically easily hidden under clothing, underwear and swimwear. The Tummy Tuck procedure may be performed on its own or in combination with other body contouring procedures such as Liposuction when excess, stubborn fat is also an issue. if you are interested in learning more about the Tummy Tuck procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sundine today.