Each year in the United States, between 100,000 and 120,000 tummy tucks are performed, helping thousands of people achieve their body-shape goals.
If you’re falling short of your goals thanks to loose, sagging skin around your belly, we can help. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh is a skilled plastic surgeon who has extensive experience helping people to tighten their tummies and improve their profiles with a tummy tuck.
Here’s a look at what we accomplish with the tummy tuck and who can benefit from this effective procedure.
The tummy tuck explained
Some people believe that a tummy tuck is designed to reduce belly fat, but this isn’t the primary goal of the surgery. Also called an abdominoplasty, this procedure is designed to deliver a tauter belly by:
- Removing excess skin from your belly
- Removing excess fat
- Restoring weak or separated abdominal muscles, if necessary
We can perform a full tummy tuck to address the entire abdominal area or a mini tummy tuck, during which we only tackle your lower abdomen (the infamous pooch).
The finishing touches on your weight loss
One area where a tummy tuck is especially useful is putting the finishing touches on dramatic weight loss. If you were carrying a good deal of extra weight and you did the work to get rid of it, we first want to congratulate you. Weight loss can be a difficult journey, and we’re happy for your success.
Unfortunately, the years of carrying the weight around in your abdomen may have stretched your skin beyond its ability to bounce back, leaving an unwanted reminder of your larger self in the form of loose, sagging folds of skin.
Through a tummy tuck, we remove these folds, and any lingering deposits of stubborn fat, to give you the taut belly you deserve after your hard weight loss work.
Getting back the pre-baby body
You adore your kids, but you’re not so in love with the effects that pregnancy has had on your body. After pregnancy, many women are left with loose abdominal skin that no amount of diet and exercise can correct.
If you’re sure your pregnancy days are over, we offer mommy makeovers, which include a tummy tuck to retighten the skin and muscles in your belly.
Getting rid of the bulge
We referenced that lower abdominal pooch, but sometimes people simply have bellies that stick out a little, no matter how much they exercise. If you’ve tried everything to bring that small belly in, we can likely give you the profile you want with a tummy tuck.
If any of the above are striking a cord with you and you want to learn more about a tummy tuck, please contact our office in The Woodlands, Texas, to schedule a consultation.