A tummy tuck aims not only to remove excess fat deposits from the stomach but has the additional element of repairing and tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess, hanging skin. As we get older, there are a number of things that can wreak havoc on our midsection, particularly weight fluctuation and childbearing.
These circumstances can make it incredibly difficult to regain tone and tightness in the abdomen, regardless of how many sit-ups we do or calories we cut. This is most likely because the abdominal muscles have been damaged or weakened, causing the stomach to protrude. This frequently happens during pregnancy when the stretching of the stomach causes the abdominal muscles to separate. Once this happens, no amount of diet or exercise will deliver the results you desire, not until the muscles are repaired. Often, the skin is also stretched beyond the limits of natural repair during pregnancy and weight fluctuation, leaving the individual with loose, hanging skin.
A tummy tuck procedure addresses all of these issues by streamlining and sculpting the midsection, restoring your stomach to a more youthful state.
Dr. Randy Buckspan was selected by Austin Monthly Magazine in 2013 as one of the top doctors in Austin. Dr. Buckspan graduated from the University of Texas and received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1980. He trained at Vanderbilt University in General Surgery and finished his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Kentucky.
He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Buckspan has over 31 years experience in Plastic Surgery and limits his practice exclusively to Cosmetic Surgery.