An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical solution in which sagging skin and excess fat in the abdomen are removed, creating a tighter-looking, flatter midsection. Abdominal muscles are also repaired if needed to help restore a more contoured silhouette.
Because surgery is tailored to the individual needs of each patient’s body, the specific techniques utilized to perform a tummy tuck are determined after a physical examination by Dr. Lorenc.
Dr. Lorenc’s surgical objective during a tummy tuck is to reveal a slimmer, more youthful, contoured waistline that is both natural-looking and aesthetically appealing.
Who is an ideal candidate?
A tummy tuck is not intended as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, but rather to correct looseness or sagging in the abdomen that may be caused by aging or weight changes. In general, abdominoplasty is most appropriate for patients who are within 30 lbs of their ideal weight, or who have a BMI <25 kg/m2 and meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Excess or sagging skin in the abdomen
• Diastasis recti (midline separation of the abdominal muscles, sometimes caused by pregnancy)
• An abdomen which protrudes and is out of proportion with the rest of the body
There are many body-contouring and skin-tightening options available on the market today, many of which are non-surgical. Dr. Lorenc will work with you to determine which of these modalities is the right choice for you.
Other considerations that should be weighed when determining if a tummy tuck is right for you include:
• Your health: No underlying health conditions that may make healing more difficult
• Your weight loss goals: Abdominal augmentation is most appropriate for individuals who expect to maintain a stable weight
• Your expectations: Individuals should approach abdominal augmentation with positive and realistic expectations