Dr. Aaron Cernero: The Abdominoplasty Surgeon Patients Trust

Do you suffer from excess skin or stubborn fat pockets in your abdominal area? When diet and exercise fail to give you the flat and toned abdomen you strive for, your abdominoplasty surgeon is here to help. Abdominoplasty surgery, more commonly known as tummy tuck surgery, removes this excess skin and fat, and often restores separated or weakened muscles. What does this mean for you? A firmer, slimmer overall appearance.

Who is a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominoplasty surgery is a common procedure for:

  • Women after pregnancy
  • Men or women who experience rapid weight loss, either through diet and exercise or weight-loss surgery

If you are postpartum or have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, it is not uncommon that your skin will take longer to adapt to those changes. With a more gradual weight loss, the skin’s elasticity will naturally work to adjust to your new body. Unfortunately, skin integrity can be poor, or the weight loss is too quick for our skin to catch up. As a result, the skin that was stretched over fatty layers of tissue will remain as loose, sagging skin over the abdomen.

A tummy tuck procedure addresses these issues by removing the excess fat and skin through surgery. There are several types of tummy tuck procedures, and each one is individualized to the patient’s needs. Your abdominoplasty surgeon will help determine which is right for you.

Who is Not a Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Not everyone qualifies for tummy tuck surgery. The abdominoplasty procedure is not suitable for men or women who are in poor health, greatly overweight, under the minimum BMI, or fall outside of the suggested age range.

If you find you are not a candidate for tummy tuck surgery, but struggle with stubborn fat pockets, laser body sculpting may be right for you. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure. If you are significantly overweight, Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics also offers several options for weight loss procedures.

For more information on bariatric surgery or laser body sculpting, contact Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics today. To determine if you are a candidate for tummy tuck surgery, call us at (903) 462-4247 for your free consultation with the abdominoplasty surgeon patients trust, Dr. Aaron Cernero.

*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.

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