Will Tummy Tuck Surgery Help Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

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If you're in Houston, TX, struggling with stretch marks on your stomach, and are considering ways to get rid of them, you might have stumbled upon the option of a tummy tuck surgery. At Plastic Surgery of Houston, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Shenaq and our skilled team offer this surgical procedure as an effective way to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. But you might be wondering, can it also help in reducing or removing stretch marks? The short answer is yes, but with some caveats.

What should you expect from your tummy tuck results?

When considering a tummy tuck, most people primarily focus on the benefits of a flatter, more toned abdomen. However, tummy tuck results often extend beyond that. While the main aim is to remove excess skin and fat, the process may also include the removal of stretch marks, especially those located in the lower abdominal area. That said, it's essential to understand that a tummy tuck will not remove stretch marks higher up on the abdomen or those outside the area of skin being excised.

How does tummy tuck surgery target stretch marks?

You might be curious how a surgery primarily aimed at toning the abdomen could also affect stretch marks. Well, during a tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Shenaq will remove a section of skin from your lower abdomen. If your stretch marks are within this excised area, they will be removed along with it. Essentially, the tummy tuck can be a two-for-one procedure if your stretch marks are located in the right area. However, stretch marks that reside above the area of excision will remain untouched.

What are the additional benefits of a tummy tuck?

While getting rid of stretch marks might be your main concern, there are additional benefits of a tummy tuck to consider. Not only does the surgery produce a flatter, more toned abdomen, but it can also address issues like separated abdominal muscles commonly resulting from pregnancy. The procedure can improve your posture, alleviate back pain, and give you a confidence boost. Plus, the results are generally long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight post-surgery.

Are you ready to find out if a tummy tuck is right for you?

If you are considering tummy tuck to address your stretch marks, consult with internationally recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Shenaq at Plastic Surgery of Houston to discuss your options. We're here to provide expert guidance on whether a tummy tuck can help you meet your aesthetic goals. Removing stretch marks could be just one of the many benefits you experience. Don't spend another day feeling self-conscious about your stretch marks. Contact us now to schedule a consultation at our office in Houston, TX, and take the first step toward a more confident you.

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