The number of women getting tummy tucks has grown 85% from 2000 to 2010 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However sometimes the procedure is not about just trying to recapture a youthful appearance. This patient had a complicated delivery of twins 19 years ago leaving her with a disfigured abdomen. She struggled with low self-esteem for nearly two decades before deciding to talk with me about the appearance of her abdomen. She was extremely self-conscious about how she looked in clothing and would not wear anything snug around her mid-section for fear that others would notice the irregular contour and scarring of her tummy. In consultation, I advised her that a tummy tuck procedure would be the best way to remove the excess skin, revise the scars, and reconstruct her belly button. This video is of our interview with KVUE’s Medical Reporter, Jim Bergamo.
I have written another blog about the Mommy Makeover for Body Renovation, which is also informative on this topic. If you have any questions for me, call us directly at (512) 288-8200 or contact me, via email! You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter on our “news” page to stay informed on the latest in Austin plastic surgery news.