The Perfect Tummy Tuck

The Perfect Tummy Tuck

Does the perfect tummy tuck exist? Who is to say? But we do know many women who have received a tummy tuck have

been thrilled by the results. Dr. Delia has been performing cosmetic tummy tucks and other cosmetic surgery in Boston for well over 20 years now. If you’re looking for a reputable and highly skilled plastic surgeon on the South Shore, perhaps a surgeon who can perform the perfect tummy tuck – you’re in the right place. Let’s take a look at the tummy tuck and what it involves.  


What is a Tummy Tuck?


A tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty. The goal is to remove excess fat and skin and restore weakened or separated muscles. The effect is an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.  It doesn’t matter what your fitness goals are, it seems everyone is universally going for a well-toned abdomen. There are countless workout programs, routines, and diets aimed specifically at the abdomen. The truth is, they don’t work for everyone. Even individuals of healthy body weight and proportion can develop a protruding, loose, or sagging abdomen.


Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck


One of the most common things that bring women in to get a tummy tuck is a post-pregnancy trauma.  A pregnancy can do a lot of damage to a woman’s abdominal area. Often times after a pregnant woman can develop stress urinary incontinence. SUI is a bladder control problem associated with uncontrollable leakage brought on by coughing, sneezing, exercising, and even laughing. Tummy tucks have been known to aid in recovering from SUI.


After extreme weight loss or multiple pregnancies, stomach muscles can become distended to the point that diet and exercise alone cannot help. Tummy tucks surgically tighten weak muscles. They remove excess skin and fat.


Swayback, or lordosis, is another sign of weak abdominal muscles. After a tummy tuck patients notice a significantly

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improved posture, thanks to the tightened muscles supporting their spine. This improved posture also can help in relieving back pain.  


A ventral hernia is the result of the intestine or abdominal tissue breaking through the abdominal wall and forming a pocket or sack. Abdominal weakness caused by massive weight loss or surgeries like C-sections can lead to this condition.


Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?


A tummy tuck is not a simple procedure. It requires one to five hours in the operating room, under a general anesthesia. A typical tummy tuck can remove up to 10 pounds of stomach fat by disconnecting the skin from the underlying tissue. A full recovery will take several weeks, just like any other surgery.


With that said, the various cosmetic and medical benefits of a tummy tuck make the procedure appealing to many. If you think a tummy tuck is right for you please call us today. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule you for an obligation free consultation. Dr. Delia has performed the procedure countless times with great skill and success. You can rest assured if you decide to proceed, you’ll be in great hands. Call us today and let’s talk about your options. 781-934-1599