A popular body contouring procedure requested by patients in and around the community of Westport, CT is that of the tummy tuck. The tummy tuck surgery, also known as an abdominoplasty, is performed to remove both excess fat and excess skin from the abdomen, where patients tend to have fat accumulate. Removing the skin also ensures a tightened and toned stomach ready for the beach!
What happens during a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a combination of liposuction and skin removal. First, Dr. Ellen Mahony uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat in the area, especially in the front of the stomach and along the sides, called the flanks. This is done using a long cannula that suctions out the fat cells for permanent removal. Once this is complete, excess skin is removed. This is achieved through an incision along the stomach that is positioned low to reduce the appearance of scarring when wearing underwear or a bikini swimsuit. Excess skin is removed, and the area is sutured for healing. Patients can lose a dramatic amount of fat with this treatment. It is crucial that patients understand that the tummy tuck is not a solution for weight loss, though many patients lose a few pounds of fat during the process. The tummy tuck is best described as a body contouring procedure for adult men and women who are already within their ideal weight range and are seeking targeted fat and skin removal.
What are the advantages of undergoing a tummy tuck procedure?
Ten ways a tummy tuck can change your life:
- Improved confidence
- Hourglass figure
- Motivation to maintain proper diet and exercise
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Satisfaction with body image
- Clothes that fit better
- Confidence in revealing more skin
- Reduced weight
- Reduced body circumference
- A new lease on life!
Call Dr. Ellen Mahony to schedule an appointment
Patients of the Westport, CT area considering the advantages of a tummy tuck procedure are welcome to book a consultation visit with our team today by calling (203) 221-0102. Our front office staff can schedule you for an appointment with Dr. Ellen Mahony to discuss your desires and find out if you are a proper candidate for the tummy tuck procedure!