Everyone wants a flat, even, firm stomach, but few succeed. Pregnancies, weight gain and weight loss can leave a woman’s belly stretched, scarred, loose and out of shape. Many men also suffer with unsightly fat around the stomach and waist. In either case, even a strenuous exercise program may not solve the problem. But, there is a solution. Body contouring is the surgical alteration of the body’s shape or form. Several procedures allow us to improve body contour and give our patient’s excellent results.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is the surgical removal of excess fat from areas that are often resistant to diet and exercise, including the hips, thighs, abdomen and neck. Other common sites include the arms, knees, calves and ankles. Fat that is removed does not grow back.
Abdominal Skin Tuck
If you have lost a lot of weight, you may have excess skin on your abdomen. Tucking techniques can be used to remove excess skin and to smooth your stomach.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck”, removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The procedure can also addresses problems with the underlying musculature to give you a flatter, firmer, tighter stomach and thinner waist as well. A full “tummy tuck” is reserved for patients who are no longer child bearing.
If you are considering a medical procedure to enhance your appearance, these web pages will give you a basic understanding of common procedures. These pages are intended only as an introduction. You can continue your exploration with an in office consultation with Dr. Brown. After an examination and evaluation, we can better tailor your education for your particular condition or anatomic problem.