A tummy tuck, also know as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen to create a profile that is smoother, firmer and flatter. It is not a weight loss solution, rather it is a contouring procedure to conquer the stubborn areas resistant to exercise and diet. A tummy tuck procedure is often ideal for the following:
- Women with stretched abdomens from multiple pregnancies
- Prior surgery including c-section with overhanging tissue
- Body shape and fat deposits from heredity
- Significant prior weight loss
In the initial consultation, Dr. Crabtree will use the time to get to know you, learn about your expectations and discuss a plan to achieve your goals. He will discuss the different variables of surgery and risks. Prior to surgery you will have a good understanding of the procedure, plan and recovery.