An Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, removes excess fat and loose skin from the abdominal area. Skin is amazingly tighter and smoother in appearance. Although this treatment is remarkable, there are both advantages and disadvantages with this procedure.


Tummy Tuck Advantages

There is an improved appearance with tighter abdominal muscles and a slender look. Many treatments, such as liposuction and others, do not remove severe stretch marks, and a Tummy Tuck does.

This procedure can get rid of huge amounts of excess skin unlike other treatments that may not be able to treat the skin if it has been stretched to a large extent, such as from pregnancy.

The abdomen is a hard area to tone and the tummy tuck is a quick fix for a more slender waist. The results for this type of treatment are long lasting. This procedure improves physical and mental health.

A Tummy Tuck removes excess fat. With less belly fat, there are lower risks for life-threatening diseases that tend to be geared towards increased fat that is closer to the organs of the body. Self-confidence and self-esteem is increased as the appearance improves.


Tummy Tuck Disadvantages

There are more risks for surgical complications with this procedure, such as blood clots and fluid collection, that can form under the skin. The Tummy Tuck causes an ugly horizontal scar along the incision line of the pubic area. Other processes only require a small incision.

The belly button normally needs to be repositioned because of the large amount of skin that is moved and pulled and may be scarred. Damage to the nerves can occur. There is normally temporary bruising and swelling.

With a Tummy Tuck, there is a high cost involved, usually in the range of $6,000 to $10,000.