Can A Tummy Tuck Reduce My Stretch Marks?

Tummy-Tuck-and-Stretch-Marks-Houston-and-ConnecticutWhether you have experienced the miracle of childbirth or have lost a significant amount of weight in your abdomen, you may be left with several stretch marks. While many Houston women embrace these scars that are so often associated with pregnancy as their “tiger stripes,” they embarrass some women. A lot of Houston patients come to Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig and ask, “Will a tummy tuck reduce my stretch marks?” While a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, as it is also called, may significantly reduce stretch marks from your belly button to your pubic area, it won’t necessarily get rid of all of your stretch marks. Read on for more of an explanation of what a tummy tuck is and the type of results you can expect to see.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure in which the majority of excess skin between your belly button and bikini line are surgically removed, with the scar placed low in your pubic area. The goal of a tummy tuck is to create a flatter, more contoured abdomen, a smaller waistline and to remove any stretch marks between your belly button and pubic area. Tummy tucks help Houston patients regain confidence after childbirth or after losing a significant amount of weight.

How Can a Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks?

Because a tummy tuck removes excess skin between the belly button and the bikini line, it also removes any stretch marks in that area. It’s a win/win for Houston patients! Patients receive a flatter, more contoured abdomen, and their unattractive stretch marks are permanently removed.

A Tummy Tuck Won’t Remove All of Your Stretch Marks.

When you receive a tummy tuck, you will still have any stretch marks that appear above your belly button. However, post tummy tuck procedure, these stretch marks will now appear lower on your abdomen. A tummy tuck will not remove any stretch marks that you may have on your hips or buttocks either.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

As with all forms of plastic surgery, your results are going to depend on your unique medical case. If you’d like to get a tummy tuck to remove stretch marks, it’s best for you to reach out to Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig in their Houston office at 713-322-6073 for a consultation. When you call Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig, they will discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery, give you an overview of the procedure and discuss your recovery timeline.

During your consultation, you can also review Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig’s Houston patient before and after pictures, which are not available online due to patient privacy reasons. These before and after pictures will give you a better idea of the types of tummy tuck results Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig have been able to achieve with other patients, and will help you visualize the types of results you can achieve with your tummy tuck, too.