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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Charleston

Dennis K. Schimpf, MD performs Tummy Tuck surgery in Charleston.  This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess skin and fat, tightens the muscles, and removes stretch marks.  A Tummy Tuck is designed to firm and smooth the abdomen.  The result of a Tummy Tuck in Charleston is a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.

Tummy TuckA Tummy Tuck is best-suited for men or women who are in good medical condition, but are troubled by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, and cannot be corrected with liposuction alone. Women who have experienced significant stretching of abdominal skin from multiple pregnancies are frequently good candidates and will benefit from a Tummy Tuck.  A Tummy Tuck can also tighten the abdominal muscles that have been separated or weakened by pregnancy—thereby narrowing the waistline.

In other instances, substantial weight loss may cause the abdominal skin to become flabby. Significant stretch marks in the abdominal skin are a telltale sign that the skin has stretched beyond its capacity to retract. In these cases, liposuction alone will not treat the problem. The excess skin and fat must be surgically removed.  Tummy Tuck is frequently combined with liposuction to improve the overall sculpted appearance of the abdomen.

Woman often find that a tummy tuck is a life-transforming procedure. The patients regain their tight tummy and nice waistline. They describe fitting comfortably into clothes that they have not been able to wear for years. Most women describe coming down several clothing sizes following the procedure.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The ideal candidate is one who is in relatively good shape who has a degree of fat/skin that will not respond to diet and exercise. For those who have lost a large amount of weight it is important for your weight to stabilize prior to the procedure. Women who plan on future pregnancies should wait although some options may be available.

For more information on Tummy Tuck surgery in Charleston contact Dennis K. Schimpf, MD at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery to arrange for a cosmetic surgery consultation.

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