Losing a healthy amount of weight is almost always worth the effort in terms of health benefits. It can also improve your outward appearance. Some people who experience a significant amount of weight loss find that there is excess abdominal skin that simply doesn’t match their self-image or reflect their efforts.
In a situation like this, you might be interested in having Dr. Natalie Driessen perform an abdominoplasty at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists. Sometimes referred to as a tummy tuck, this is a cosmetic surgical treatment designed to remove excess fat and skin to give you a more visually appealing abdominal section.
Abdominoplasty can also help address any issues with muscle separation that might have occurred when you initially gained the weight. During your initial consultation, Dr. Natalie Driessen will evaluate the muscle structure and shape in your abdominal region. This gives her a clear understanding of the abdominal structure to help present you with treatment options or possible lifestyle modifications.
It’s important to understand that abdominoplasty is not a viable weight-loss method. It is not designed to remove excess fat and it cannot effectively treat health complications or conditions resulting from obesity.
If you live in the Palm Desert, California, area and you’re interested in an abdominoplasty, you should call (760) 773-6616 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Natalie Driessen.