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3 TUMMY TUCK FACTS THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU

The tummy tuck procedure that I perform helps to remove excess skin tissue, belly fat on the abdomen/flanks, contours the hip area, and tightens the separated/mispositioned abdominal muscles to create a sleek, flat abdomen and beautiful contours of the hips and flanks. Having said this, there are three considerations worth revealing.

DON’T EXPECT TO LOSE MUCH WEIGHT

The first thing to understand about a tummy tuck is that it will not significantly drop the number on your scale, as it is not a form of weight loss. While you may drop a couple of pounds after the procedure, a tummy tuck is designed for those at or near their ideal body weight. This is because a tummy tuck is a contouring procedure. While the weight won’t drop, the tape measure around your waist is likely to shrink and so will your pant size.

I OFTEN SUGGEST ADDING LIPOSUCTION

A tummy tuck alone can create unnatural bulges on the hips or reduce your definition. Adding liposuction allows me to better reshape and contour your midsection, giving you the curves and results you desire. By combining the procedures, you have only one recovery time and receive the benefits of both.

ACTUAL PATIENT RESULT

A TUMMY TUCK ALSO OFFERS MEDICAL AND HEALTH BENEFITS

A tummy tuck is designed to improve your curves and reduce your waistline, but it can also have medical benefits. After you have children, back pain and urinary incontinence can occur. This is often due to rectus diastasis, or a space between the rectus muscles that occurs after childbirth. Because a tummy tuck addresses and repairs abdominal muscles, many women experience reduced back pain, reduced bloating and improved core stability. A tummy tuck help you achieve the curves you desire…and it may actually make you feel better every day.

Just be certain to seek the opinion and services of a skilled, experienced and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is an experts in Tummy Tucks!

Dr. Hardesty and Highly Skilled, Caring Staff


One Goal, Many Options

The Imagine Plastic Surgery team uniquely provides the full array of both non-surgical and surgical alternatives thus filling our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and his staff, have provided comprehensive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery services and procedures. We proudly serve Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Pomona, Corona, Chino Hills, Redlands and Temecula.