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Losing a significant amount of weight can be a tall challenge that pays dividends in improved health and appearance. Yet, these changes can sometimes come with a new set of imperfections. This often comes in the form of excess skin or stubborn areas with lingering fatty deposits.

Fortunately, Dr. Otis Allen can address many of these issues with an abdominoplasty. Also known as a tummy tuck, this is a cosmetic surgical treatment that will remove excess fat and skin. This hardens your abdominal region, improving overall appearance.

The abdominoplasty can also be used to address muscle separation that lingers from before the weight loss. At your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate the muscle structure and shape in your abdominal region. If he finds any muscle separation issues that need to be addressed, he can then help you understand your options.

Please note that abdominoplasty is not intended as a direct weight-loss method. It is not designed to remove excess fat and it cannot effectively treat health complications resulting from obesity.

If you are contemplating a future pregnancy, you might want to postpone a tummy tuck until you are done having children. This will spare you ancillary stretch mark complications.

If you live in Bloomington, Illinois, and you’re interested in an abdominoplasty, you should call 309.827.3881 to set up a consultation at Institute for Plastic Surgery.