Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS
1801 Inwood Road
5th Floor
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-3112
Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery
of the Face, Breast & Body
(214) 645-3112 Dallas, Texas

am i a candidate for a tummy tuck

There are four things that give you fullness of your abdomen and different ways to address them:

1. fat – fat can be either excised ( with a TT) or removed with liposuction

2. excess skin – despite the hype over skin tightening devices, most redundant skin requires surgical excision

3. weakness of the abdominal wall (diastasis) – often occurs because of pregnancy or dramatic weight changes and requires surgical tightening (part of a TT operation)

4. visceral fat ( fat around your intestine) – this is metabolically active fat and responds to diet and exericse. there is nothing surgical we can do for this.

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