The natural processes of aging often cause fatty deposits to develop around the abdomen. This is even more likely to happen if you had a habit of making poor dietary choices in the past.
Unfortunately, as you age, metabolic changes can make it harder and harder to lose weight. Even if you put in the hard work of improving your diet and exercise, you might still be dissatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen.
One way to improve slack skin and the general shape and texture of your abdominal region is to have your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Trenton C. Jones, M.D., perform an abdominoplasty. Sometimes referred to as a tummy tuck, this is a cosmetic surgical treatment designed to remove excess fat and skin. It can also be used to address other issues in the area, such as muscle separation.
During the initial consultation and examination, Dr. Trenton C. Jones, M.D. will evaluate the muscle structure and shape in your abdominal region. If there are muscular issues, he will also help you understand your options.
It’s important to understand that a tummy tuck is not an effective method for weight loss. It is not designed to remove excess fat and it cannot improve health complications resulting from obesity. A tummy tuck is also not an effective treatment for stretch marks resulting from weight gain or pregnancy.
If you are contemplating a future pregnancy, you might want to postpone a tummy tuck until you are done having children.
If you’d still like to improve the appearance of your abdominal area, you should call Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa at 801-762-8989 to know more about a tummy tuck in Utah County and Salt Lake County, Utah.