Many people discover that a diligent diet and exercise is not always enough for creating a flat stomach. Having a tummy tuck performed by board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood will help you get the look that you’ve always wanted.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Also referred to as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck procedure entails the removal of excess skin and fat in the abdominal region to create a flatter and more aesthetically-pleasing stomach. This treatment can additionally restore abdominal muscles that have been separated or have become weak.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is a common cosmetic treatment among people who have lost significant amounts of weight and want to get rid of loose, sagging skin and reduce their stomach size. Swiss researchers have discovered that bariatric patients who receive abdominoplasty have a much greater likelihood of maintaining their weight loss than those who do not. Some additional benefits of a tummy tuck procedure include:

  • Can be used safely in conjunction with many other medical procedures, including surgeries for hernias.
  • Improved self-confidence.
  • Creates a tighter and more toned abdomen overall.

How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Tummy tucks are performed in our office and are usually outpatient procedures unless simultaneously performed with other, invasive cosmetic treatments. When multiple surgeries are performed, patients are treated in a hospital, where they will remain for overnight observation.

Our patients typically receive local anesthesia, however, patients who receive tummy tuck treatments in hospitals are given general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Sood makes a horizontal incision that begins just beneath the belly button and extends down toward the pubic region. He then lifts the skin so that the abdominal muscles become accessible, and all necessary repairs can be made.

Skin is pulled down from the upper abdominal region, trimmed and strategically stitched together. This makes it necessary for the belly button to be repositioned. Once this portion of the surgery is complete, the outer skin is sutured closed and covered with bandages and gauze.