Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty | Lehigh Valley
Generally referred to as a “tummy tuck”, abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen.
The improvement in contour can be quite dramatic. Many patients say that they have many more clothing and bathing suit options after the procedure, that their clothes fit better, and that they feel more confident overall.
The procedure helps to improve the contour of the abdomen and to narrow the waist by tightening the abdominal muscles. Women that have stretched abdominal areas, due to previous pregnancies or weight gain, can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty.
Women that are concerned about abdominal fat or loose skin, which does not respond to diet and exercise, are good candidates for abdominoplasty. Most women can potentially reduce or even eliminate a protruding abdomen with the procedure. Abdominoplasty will produce a permanent scar, which can possibly extend to both sides of your hips, depending on the amount of loose skin the patient has. The scar will likely be located below the bikini line and is easily covered with the latest styles in swimwear and undergarments. With our scar treatment plan, caring for your incision will be simple, with the goal being a thin, flat incision, which will fade over time.
A “modified” abdominoplasty or mini-abdominoplasty can sometimes be performed when the full procedure is not required, usually resulting in a shorter incision line.