Body contouring procedures can help the body look firmer and more toned by removing or destroying fat cells. Past pregnancies, significant weight loss, aging, and genetics can all work against you to negatively impact your figure. In these instances, a tummy tuck could be your best option for achieving your body goals.

A tummy tuck can remove excess diet-and-exercise-resistant fat, stretch marks, sagging or loose skin, repair stretched or torn abdominal muscles, improve your midsection proportions, and create a smoother, firmer, more toned abdominal shape. It can boost your confidence and self-esteem, having the abdominal appearance you want. A tummy tuck can be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction, and can treat multiple areas at the same time.

There are different tummy tuck techniques, such as:

  • Full: addresses the entire abdominal area above and below the belly button and can provide dramatic results. This method involves a horizontal incision between the bikini line and belly button.
  • Extended: this procedure is the same as a full tummy tuck, with an additional focus on the sides and flanks.
  • Mini: only the area below the belly button is addressed. This creates a smaller scar than the other methods and may be an option if you just have a small amount of excess skin and fat that you’d like to get rid of. A mini tummy tuck only tightens the abdominal muscles below the belly button.

The tummy tuck procedure can be an excellent option for many. You may be an ideal candidate if you’re in good overall health, are near or at your ideal body weight, have excess skin or fat on your stomach region, want to tighten stretched abdominal muscles, and have realistic expectations.

If you think this procedure might be right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Robinson today or call our office at (219) 500-5766. His experience and expertise can help guide you on your body contouring journey and make sure you are pleased with your results!