Major weight loss, childbirth, and general weight fluctuations can all take a toll on your midsection. The skin loosens, the muscles separate, and you’re left feeling uncomfortable in your body. At Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Percy Lo, MD, performs various body sculpting procedures, like tummy tucks, to give you a tight and slender belly that lasts. To consult with Dr. Lo and find out if you’re a candidate for a St. Petersburg tummy tuck, call Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery in St. Petersburg, otherwise known as abdominoplasty, is a type of surgery that reduces and tightens your midsection. While it isn’t a substitute for healthy weight loss through dieting and exercising, it can reduce the amount of sagging skin on your belly after pregnancy, surgical weight loss, or significant weight loss achieved naturally.

At Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lo uses his expert training to remove excess skin, tissue, and pockets of fat from your abdomen. He makes a horizontal incision below your belly button for an easy-to-hide scar. He may make a second incision around your belly button to keep the belly button in its normal location. During the surgery, he also tightens your abdominal muscles before trimming away excess skin and suturing everything back together. He often combines this with liposuction to remove excess fat.

How Can a Tummy Tuck Improve My Body Shape?

A tummy tuck can make many specific improvements to the shape and appearance of your midsection. Dr. Lo encourages you to identify your specific goals during your consultation so he can personalize your surgery to meet them. Issues that Dr. Lo can improve with a tummy tuck procedure in St. Petersburg include:

  • Skin laxity
  • Separated abdominal muscles
  • Hard-to-lose fat deposits
  • Stretch marks

In the end, you’ll have a belly that looks notably slimmer and more toned. Dr. Lo makes sure that the results look natural and that you have a smooth recovery period following your surgery.

Are the Results of a Tummy Tuck Permanent?

One of the best parts of a tummy tuck is that the results are permanent¬† at least if you don’t get pregnant or gain a lot of weight in the abdomen. You can make your tummy tuck results last by easing into an exercise routine once you’re past the recovery stage and by sticking to a healthy diet. For these reasons, Dr. Lo advises you to wait to get a tummy tuck until you’re certain that you’re done having children. If you’re still in the process of losing weight, he advises you to wait until you’re done before having the surgery.

Learn More about St. Petersburg Tummy Tuck Surgeries

To discover a slimmer and more toned midsection that you didn’t think was ever possible again, call Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery today. Our team is ready to answer any of your questions and help you prepare for a St. Petersburg tummy tuck procedure.