A tummy tuck is one of Dr. Miller's most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures. A tummy tuck may be necessary when the skin on the abdomen becomes irreversibly stretched due to pregnancy or excess body weight. Even after reaching a healthy target weight, extra skin and tissue can remain behind. Loose folds of stomach skin can not only lead to self-consciousness, but can also cause skin irritation, persistent chafing or become susceptible to infection. The same stretching that result in excess stomach skin often results in some degree of separation in the abdominal wall muscles, which can exacerbate the slack appearance of the stomach.
Our patients choose tummy tucks for many personal reasons, which often include:
A Tummy tuck typically treats all the skin redundancy and lower abdominal scars from the pubis to the umbilicus as well as the full extent of the muscle diastasis. Incision design and length will vary greatly from one individual to another. In many instances, the excised tissue can remove previous C-section or lower abdominal scars or tattoos. The tummy tuck is often performed in combination with liposuction of surrounding areas.
If you intend to lose a lot of weight or become pregnant, you should probably postpone your procedure, as many of the improvements you gain will be lost. Our patients often combine a tummy tuck with breast procedures for a more comprehensive enhancement called a mommy makeover.
Be sure to view our gallery for before and after photos to see the results of some of our actual tummy tuck patients. To request a consultation with Dr. Miller call our office or book online.