There is usually a little extra fat around the stomach of most people. There are times when diet and exercise can work for you – and there are times when they can’t. In addition to that, there are other reasons why patients undergo a tummy tuck procedure. A tummy tuck is most commonly used to correct excess skin or weak abdominal muscles caused by pregnancy or significant weight loss.
It is still common to have misconceptions about this procedure, particularly regarding what it can and cannot do. Tummy tucks can and cannot accomplish some of the following.
What is Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tucks are surgeries in which excess skin between your belly button and bikini line is surgically removed, with the scar located low in your pubic area. With a tummy tuck, your abdomen will be contoured, your waistline will be smaller, and any stretch marks between your belly button and pubic area will be removed. Following childbirth or after losing a significant amount of weight, Houston patients can regain confidence with tummy tucks.
How Can a Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks?
In addition to removing excess skin between the belly button and the bikini line, a tummy tuck also removes any stretch marks. Houston patients win both ways! Unattractive stretch marks are permanently removed, and the abdomen is contoured and flattened.
A tummy tuck can’t remove most stretch marks
The abdomen, hips, and thighs of many people also carry stretch marks. As a result of rapid growth, the skin tears at a deep level, causing these types of injuries. In particular, a tummy tuck might not be able to remove them. During an abdominal surgery, stretch marks located on the excised skin (usually below the belly button) can only be removed as there is limited space to remove skin from the abdomen. You can speak with your plastic surgeon about treatment options if stretch marks are located outside the navel area.
When you feel self-conscious about your pudge and think there’s no way to lose it, a tummy tuck can be a transformational procedure. Make sure you seek a board-certified plastic surgeon who is both experienced and personable if you are considering a tummy tuck.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
You will get different results depending on the medical case you have, as with any form of plastic surgery. It’s best for you to schedule a consultation with Doctor if you would like a tummy tuck to remove stretch marks. In addition to discussing your goals and expectations for the surgery, Doctor will give you an overview of the procedure and tell you how long your recovery will take.
In addition, you can view Doctor’s Houston patient before and after pictures during your consultation, which are not available online for patient privacy reasons. By looking at these before and after tummy tuck pictures, you will be able to see the types of results Doctor has been able to achieve with other patients, and you will be able to visualize the type of results you can achieve with your tummy tuck.
FAQ’s For Stretch Marks Before And After Tummy Tuck:
Do stretch marks go away with tummy tuck?
The abdominal skin can only be removed to a certain extent, so the stretch marks can only be removed from the excised skin (usually below the belly button).
What happens to stretch marks after tummy tuck?
Those stretch marks that appear above your belly button will still be visible after a tummy tuck. The stretch marks on your abdomen will, however, appear lower after a tummy tuck. Stretch marks on your hips and buttocks will not be removed by a tummy tuck.
What happens if you gain weight after a tummy tuck?
A few extra pounds won’t compromise your final tummy tuck results after your procedure. Image result for “Stretch Marks Before And After Tummy Tuck” Most people are fine fluctuating between 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight. It is fine for most people to fluctuate between 10 and 15 pounds of their goal weight. Skin and abdominal muscles can slowly stretch out of place as they gain weight over the 15-pound mark.