Having trouble getting the profile you’ve always wanted despite months of weight loss from diet and exercise? Sometimes stubborn fat deposits and loose skin and muscle get in the way of reaching your ideal figure. In these cases, a tummy tuck may be able to help.
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Reach Your Desired Profile With a Tummy Tuck in Jacksonville or Morehead City, NC
Over your life, the muscles of your abdominal wall start to loosen and weaken, and the skin begins to sag, making it nearly impossible to reach the shape you want with traditional strategies alone. The tummy tuck smooths the abdomen by tightening the muscles and trimming excess fat and skin.
A full tummy tuck usually starts with a horizontal incision below the navel area, followed by an additional incision near the navel to remove excess skin in that area. This procedure results in a more flattering figure and a flat midsection.
Although tummy tucks involve removing excess fat, it is not an effective solution for weight loss, and it should not be used as a substitute for diet and exercise.
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Like any surgical procedure, you’ll need some downtime before you can return to regular activity. Most patients are able to return to work after seven to ten days and resume normal activities after about six weeks.
It may take several weeks and some healing before you’ll experience full results. Take a look at some before and after photos here for more information as you make your decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
The procedure is performed at either Carteret General Hospital or The Surgical Center of Morehead City. The tummy tuck is performed at either Carteret General Hospital or The Surgical Center of Morehead City. Most patients go home after the procedure.
Yes. It is often paired with other cosmetic and GYN procedures. It is also frequently included in Mommy Makeover
Tummy tucks are a safe and helpful procedure for most candidates. However, it should not be considered a substitute for diet and exercise.