If you’re experiencing low self-esteem as a result of too much excess skin in the abdominal area, a tummy tuck may be just the solution for you. How does this excess skin form in the first place?
When you gain weight, fat cells accumulate in various areas of the body. Your skin stretches to accommodate the new sizes of these areas. Whether the weight gain is because of a lifestyle habit or pregnancy, there is always a chance to regain the body you once had. After you lose a great deal of weight, the expanded skin often cannot contract enough to return to its former size. Because of this, it hangs loosely as excess skin. This is trimmed away during tummy tuck surgery. Many of our patients consider this procedure the final step in their weight loss journey.
Experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching can explain the tummy tuck procedure in greater detail during a consultation. To set up a consultation, contact our office today.