Does a Tummy Tuck Get Rid of Stretchmarks?
Many patients seek a tummy tuck procedure because it is the most effective way to achieve a flat, toned, and trim stomach. One of the most common questions asked to our expert medical team by our inquiring patients is, “Can I get rid of my stretchmarks with a tummy tuck?”
We understand this common concern. Many of those considering the potential benefits of a tummy tuck experience white, beige, or brown stretch marks on their abdomen and bikini line. Sometimes, the stretch marks can be very visible on the skin. When exploring the benefits of a tummy tuck in a consultation, Dr. Desman and our experienced team can discuss what effect a tummy tuck may have on your stretch marks.
Yes, A Tummy Tuck Can Get Rid of Your Stretchmarks
Not only can a tummy tuck tone and trim the stomach by eliminating excess fat, skin, and tissue, but it can also eliminate your stretch marks. This is especially true if your abdominal and bikini line stretchmarks are located on the excess, unwanted, sagging skin that would be removed during a tummy tuck. This can highly benefit those hoping to improve their stomach’s overall cosmetic appearance.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Get Rid of My Stretchmarks?
This is a really great question! For the majority of our patients, stretchmarks are located on excess skin, flab, and tissue on the lower stomach and the bikini line. During a tummy tuck, this unwanted skin and tissue is removed, eliminating the appearance of unsightly white, brown, or yellow stretchmarks. It is common to be able to eliminate stretch marks that are found below the belly button. If you have stretch marks that extend to above the belly button, their appearance and width will typically be improved with a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Desman.
How Else Can a Tummy Tuck Benefit Me?
Not only can a tummy tuck effectively eliminate stretch marks, but it can also treat the following cosmetic conditions:
- Loose, sagging, and drooping abdominal skin
- Loss of muscular tone and definition in the abdominal area
If you experience any of these cosmetic issues along with stretch marks on your abdominal area, you may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery.
Should I Combine My Tummy Tuck with Other Procedures?
Many patients combine their tummy tuck with other procedures for a full-body transformation. This can help eliminate the appearance of stretchmarks not only on the stomach and bikini line but also on other areas of the body, such as the glutes, breasts, and thighs. Potential procedures to combine with a tummy tuck include:
Combining body procedures can be cost-effective and require less recovery time compared to obtaining these procedures separately.
If combining your procedures is an option you wish to explore with our expert team of plastic surgeons, be sure to discuss this during your initial consultation. Your safety is always our first concern, and when discussing combining procedures, Dr. Desman will take into account the extent of surgery, time under anesthesia, your overall health profile, and recovery processes to determine if a combined procedure is safe and appropriate for you. Dr. Desman and his dedicated team can help you explore your options and determine the ideal strategy for eliminating stretch marks, toning your body, and achieving your dream appearance. Call now.