Do you want to reduce the appearance of post-pregnancy or weight loss related stretch marks? If so, you’re not alone. While some women consider their stretch marks a badge of honor, others find them annoying or embarrassing.
Many patients ask us whether or not a tummy tuck is a good solution for this pesky problem. Well, that depends on where your stretch marks are. A tummy tuck can be a good fix for stretch marks found below the belly button down to the pubic area.
Because a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens the skin in the abdominal region, the appearance of stretch marks can be reduced.
Stretch marks found above the belly button, however, cannot be fixed with a tummy tuck procedure. During a tummy tuck, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled downward. Men and women with stretch marks higher on the stomach may notice that they’re lower than they were pre-surgery.
A tummy tuck procedure will not affect stretch marks on the buttocks or thighs. You may want to consider another treatment option for stretch marks found elsewhere on your body. Tummy tucks can be performed in unison with a number of other body contouring procedures to help you achieve your ideal shape.
To determine if a tummy tuck is right for you, Dr. Aycock will complete a thorough assessment during your in-person consultation. He’ll also be available to answer any questions or address any concerns you have regarding your tummy tuck procedure.
To learn more about the Tummy Tuck procedure contact Dr. Aycock and schedule your complimentary consultation today! Fill out the form on this page or call one of our two locations at Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.