Having excess skin on your abdomen is not something that is generally considered to be attractive. Usually, when a person has hanging skin on this part of their body, they try to cover it up. If you are in this situation, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck.
There are different reasons why a person may be dealing with extra skin on their body, particularly in the abdominal area. One reason why this may be the case is because a person was once overweight. The extra fat that they had at the time caused their skin to stretch. They have worked very hard to diet and exercise and now they no longer have the same amount of fat on their body. However, their skin may not have just shrunk down as their body has gotten smaller. While they have lost a lot of fat, they may now be dealing with a lot of excess and hanging skin.
Another reason why a person may have hanging skin in the abdominal area is because of pregnancy. While there are some women who seem to just bounce back immediately after a pregnancy to their pre-pregnancy body, there are many other women out there who are dealing with a lot of excess skin in the abdominal area. Even individuals who are just going through the natural aging process may be dealing with hanging skin on their body.
If you are interested in doing something about the excess skin you have in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck may be the right procedure for you. This is a surgical procedure that involves the skillful removal of excess skin from your abdominal area, as well as the tightening of the underlying muscles. In some cases, a tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction. This can help to get rid of extra fat that is in the area.
It is important to understand that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It is not going to help individuals who are obese or overweight. Liposuction can be combined with the procedure, but this should not be viewed as a treatment that is used for weight loss.
Make an appointment at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery to learn more about how you can trim your figure with a tummy tuck. Dr. Rios and his team happily serve clients in the Rio Grande Valley/RGV. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Edinburg!