A well-contoured body is a dream come true. In some cases, getting a sculpted body can be possible with the help of a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise. But often, stubborn fat and excess skin make it impossible to get back those fit and attractive contours.

However, stubborn fat and excess skin can’t stand up against the power of plastic surgery. A tummy tuck gives a patient a second chance to get a well-defined stomach.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgery used to flatten the abdomen by getting rid of unwanted fat and skin and by tightening the loose muscles in the abdominal wall. It can also remove stretch marks.

A tummy tuck is not to be confused with liposuction, a procedure where only excess fat is removed. Liposuction involves using medical suction to shrink numerous areas of the body in volume. Tummy tucks may sometimes incorporate liposuction to remove fat from the abdomen.

Ideal Tummy-Tuck Candidates

Are you a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck is ideal for patients who are:
• Physically healthy and at a stable weight
• Not pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to be pregnant
• Non-smokers
• Not allergic to anaesthesia
• Not taking blood thinners
• Not affected by any conditions that cause bleeding problems

What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck can give an individual a well-sculpted body. It also offers other benefits, such as the following:
• A tummy-tuck surgery tightens loose and stretched abdominal muscles, which improves posture and helps in reducing back pain.
• This procedure can improve bladder control.
• It becomes easier to exercise when the excess fat in the abdomen is removed.

Women who have had several pregnancies find it difficult to get back in shape, especially in the abdominal area, where most of the fat is accumulated. Under such circumstances, a tummy tuck has proven to be a very beneficial choice.

How Is the Procedure Performed?

The tummy-tuck procedure is usually done under general anaesthesia, which allows the patient to sleep comfortably for the duration of the surgery.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Ceydeli creates a curving horizontal incision from one hipbone to the other and another incision around the bellybutton. These incisions allow him to access the underlying tissues in various regions of the abdomen.

The tissues are then contoured as needed. The bellybutton will also be positioned appropriately. To conclude the procedure, the skin is redraped and the incisions are sealed using medical stitches.

Arrange an Abdominoplasty Consultation

With a tummy tuck, it is easy to get rid of excess fat in the abdomen and create a well-defined stomach. Patients in the Destin, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Panama City Beach areas can arrange an informative tummy-tuck consultation with Dr. Adil Ceydeli.

Dr. Ceydeli is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To get started, take the first step and contact our office today.