When workouts and diet are not leading to the flat stomach you are working for, abdominoplasty may the right solution for you! Also called a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, involves removing excess skin from the abdomen and tightening the muscles that have become weak or separated. This procedure often reduces or eliminates sagging around the stomach and belly, creating a more defined, flatter midsection.
Many factors can lead to a sagging, distended, or prominent belly, including pregnancy, age, previous surgeries, and even weight loss. When this happens, diet and core exercises like crunches often aren't enough to restore a flat, firm midsection. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can help you achieve the physique you want! The procedure is done by first making an incision in the lower abdomen, and, if necessary, a secondary incision around the belly button to is made to remove excess skin. After the incisions are in place, our Raleigh plastic surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles and puts the skin over the midsection back into place, taking care to eliminate any excess. Finally, the incisions are closed, though, in cases where a larger amount of skin is removed, a new space for your belly button needs to be formed. The final result is stomach and abdomen that is toned, firm, and more contoured. Dr. Ortiz will sit down with you during a comprehensive, personalized consultation to walk you through the procedure and how to best achieve your goals. To learn more about abdominoplasty, be sure to read our tummy tuck FAQs. It is important to note that becuase this is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance will not cover this procedure.
Whether weight loss, pregnancy, or simply aging has left you with
a sagging belly that no amount of diet and exercise is helping, a tummy tuck may be right for you! Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz has over two decades of experience in helping his patients experience the confident and joy that comes from achieving the body of their dreams. To schedule your consultation, reach out to us today at 919-532-2270 or send us an email using our easy-to-use online contact below form to schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center.