For many women, the natural process of aging the changes that occur to their body after pregnancy and childbirth can leave the body contours changed—and not for the better! Excess skin, fat, and other issues such as sagging, deflated breasts can cause a woman to feel incredibly self-conscious about her appearance. With the help of a plastic surgeon, many women are able to reclaim their body and feel better about the way they look when wearing more revealing clothing. Dr. Ellen Mahony of Westport, CT is a plastic surgeon who is here to help women in determining whether or not they are a good candidate for procedures such as the tummy tuck.
What is a tummy tuck?
Dr. Ellen Mahony describes the tummy tuck as a procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the midsection. Also known as an abdominoplasty, this treatment can significantly flatten the tummy. However, many women do not realize that by adding in liposuction with their tummy tuck, they can get the best results possible! While a tummy tuck is proper on its own to remove excess skin, any excess fat in the area should be addressed at the same time. Combining liposuction to the tummy tuck procedure provides several benefits, including:
- Removal of fat cells on the abdominal area
- Removal of fat deposits on the flanks, back, or lower abdomen (pouch or “pooch”)
- Tightening of the abdominal muscles and skin
- Reduced skin laxity and firmer tummy
If you want the best finished results, it may be time to speak to a professional about integrating liposuction into your upcoming tummy tuck procedure. It truly makes sense to include the removal of excess fat with the tummy tuck to get the tighter abdomen you may have struggled to achieve with diet and exercise alone. Many women are pleased that they combined liposuction with their abdominoplasty and don’t regret the decision!
Ready for a trimmer, firmer tummy?
Dr. Ellen Mahony of Westport, CT is pleased to offer liposuction, tummy tucks, and other body procedures for new and returning patients in the community. Her facility is located at 131 Kings Highway North and can be reached for an appointment by calling (203) 221-0102.