A tummy tuck, otherwise known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat and create a flat, tight belly. Excess skin can be a product of losing weight, pregnancy or even aging, and there is very little diet and exercise can do for it. Our skin’s elasticity is determined largely by our genes. If you have loose skin and excess fat and are considering a permanent solution, a tummy tuck performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon in Louisville, KY may be an avenue you want to further explore.

A Note About Weight and Belly Fat

Before considering this procedure, there are preparations you can do to ensure the best chance of a successful outcome. First, you will want to get to your goal weight, if you haven’t already. A tummy tuck is designed to address extra skin, loose abdominal muscles and some fat. If your weight is fine but you still have a lot of stubborn belly fat, liposuction can be paired with a tummy tuck to give you the results you want.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

These procedures are not one-size-fits-all. Each tummy tuck is tailored for the patient based on their wants and needs. During a typical tummy tuck, excess skin and fat can be removed and the underlying abdominal muscles can be tightened using specialized processes. The remaining skin can also be pulled tight in order to create a flat, toned abdomen. The procedure is performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art surgical suite in Louisville, KY.

Get More Information About a Tummy Tuck

Loose skin on the abdomen is not considered to be attractive and can also be uncomfortable. If you are considering a permanent solution, a tummy tuck may be right for you. If you have questions or would like an opinion of your case, get in touch with us at Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Banis. We would be happy to schedule an appointment to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Our office is conveniently located in Louisville, KY. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Banis!