Mommy Makeovers have been getting a lot of media and press attention in recent years. Mothers who want to restore their figures after having children often have multiple procedures performed at one time, and in many cases a tummy tuck is at the top of the list. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is one of the best procedures to reshape, eliminate excess, loose skin and to firm up the abdominal area. Interestingly, this procedure is requested by men and women, and both can benefit from the results.
A number of factors contribute to an unflattering or unattractive tummy, including: weight gain, extreme weight loss, age, pregnancy and other factors. In many cases, this excess fat in the waist cannot be eliminated via diet and exercise, and a tummy tuck is great option. Dr. Eric Chang of Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has noticed patients who have a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty “are overwhelmingly satisfied with their results.”
Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Baltimore sees numerous patients for this procedure and says it can help improve people’s self-image as well as their body contours.
“I’ve had multiple follow-ups with patients who are ecstatic about how much better they look and feel after a tummy tuck,” Dr. Chang says. “Both male and female patients have told me that their new looks boost their confidence and even help them feel healthier.
“This seems to be a trend among patients across the country, judging by the overwhelmingly favorable reviews of abdominoplasty that I’ve been seeing on the RealSelf.com website.”
Dr. Chang cautions his patients that a tummy tuck is not weight-loss surgery. However, it is often performed in conjunction with liposuction in Baltimore after a person has already lost a large amount of weight in order to improve the look of stretched skin and tissue in the abdominal area that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
“Liposuction can frequently be used to enhance the results of abdominoplasty when applicable,” Dr. Chang says. “The best way to determine whether one or both of these procedures is appropriate is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.”