Individuals embrace weight loss for a variety of reasons. Some of which can be interrelated. This might include changes in the body after pregnancy, a renewed appreciation for a healthier lifestyle, or simply to improve the general appearance and proportion of your body.
Even after losing a significant amount of weight, there might still be some excess abdominal skin. If you find yourself in a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a consultation at Institute for Plastic Surgery. During the appointment, Dr. Otis Allen can assess the area and any other contributing factors. In some of these cases, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery might be the most effective method for addressing unwanted abdominal skin.
This cosmetic surgical treatment can remove a modest amount of abdominal skin to tighten the remaining dermal tissues. In some cases, it might also aid in addressing minor muscle separation issues. This treatment strategy is not designed to remove excess fat, and cannot effectively treat health complications or conditions related to obesity.
During the final closure, Dr. Allen might need to insert a post-operative drainage tube. This will help redirect any minor bleeding and inflammation that could occur in the first few days after the treatment. We will explain any related cleaning and maintenance measures.
If you live in the Bloomington, Illinois, area and you are unhappy with loose abdominal skin, you should call 309.827.3881 to schedule a consultation at Institute for Plastic Surgery. We’ll be happy to help you get the look you want today!