The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck In NC

The Benefits of a Tummy TuckTummy Tuck NCScott HultmanChapel Hill, NCJan 14, 2014The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck In NC

A tummy tuck refers to a medical procedure called abdominoplasty. Despite its name, a tummy tuck has nothing to do with the stomach, but is a surgical process where a plastic surgeon focuses on tightening the skin and tissue around the belly button and lower abdomen. Generally, a tummy tuck in NC takes an average of three hours to complete. Patients comfortably rest under general anesthesia as the surgeon removes excess fat and skin, tightens surrounding connective tissues, and repairs damaged muscle tissue.

A tummy tuck in NC is a great option for women and men who:

  • Want to eliminate sagging skin that has naturally loosened over time
  • Are not satisfied with the look of their abdomen
  • Have lost a considerable amount of weight
  • Want to correct retracted scarring as a result of undergoing a Cesarean section (C-section)


Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, tummy tuck patients enjoy the added confidence of wearing a smaller pant size, and feel a greater sense of satisfaction with their bodies.


Additionally, patients preparing for a tummy tuck in NC are usually advised to avoid cigarette smoking, as it increases the risks of dangerous blood clotting and inhibits blood flow, which is necessary for the body to effectively heal.


Find out how much of a difference a tummy can make. Check out our Before and After: Tummy Tuck photo gallery.


Do you think a North Carolina tummy tuck could benefit you and help you achieve your appearance goal? Take advantage of the experience and dedication of UNC’s plastic surgeons, as well as the state-of-art medical technology at their centrally located facility.


If you’re ready to take the next step to discovering whether a tummy tuck is right for you, please contact us to schedule a private consultation with one of our plastic surgeons today.