How to Know if It’s Time for a Tummy Tuck

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Only you know if cosmetic surgery is right for you. 

However, if you’ve considered your body and health goals and feel ready to explore options for improving your appearance through plastic surgery, a Tummy Tuck may help give you the confidence boost you’ve been looking for.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

For many men and women, including those who’ve recently experienced child bearing or drastic weight loss, the abdomen is a major problem area in their life.

From carrying around heavy, excess weight to feeling limited in what you can wear (especially in warmer weather), there are many reasons you may decide to seek out corrective surgery on or around this area of the body.

Tummy Tuck surgery, also called an Abdominoplasty, involves the removal of excess fat and sagging skin, as well as abdominal wall tightening to get rid of bulges in the stomach that can’t be corrected with skin and fat removal alone.

Beautiful Tummy Tuck Benefits

Some of the most common reasons our patients come to us for Tummy Tucks include:

  • Achieving a smoother, tighter, or flatter stomach
  • Removing unwanted fat or skin around the posterior bra line 
  • Removing unwanted fat or skin around the posterior flanks (you may have heard this be referred to as a “muffin top” before)
  • Correcting the separation of abdominal muscles 
  • Rejuvenating the body’s natural appearance (in and out of clothing)

Many patients also elect to have a Tummy Tuck as part of a full body rejuvenation. This is most common with post-bariatric surgery patients and new parents…

Experience the Power of a Mommy Makeover

Though there’s much more involved in this popular procedure, a significant portion of a Mommy Makeover includes addressing the abdomen with a Tummy Tuck.

After pregnancy or significant changes to the body caused by parenthood, the abdominal skin can stretch, resulting in stretch marks (tears in the dermis with intact epidermis) and hanging skin that drapes over the pelvis area.

Unfortunately, no amount of exercising or healthy eating can correct excess skin—but we can! This skin can be addressed with the help of tissue resection (removal of the excess skin) and highly targeted power-assisted liposuction (to redistribute remaining fat), resulting in an all-around beautiful contour of the abdomen.

Today, The Lucas Center is proud to help create precise, beautiful results with cosmetic surgery procedures like Tummy Tucks. We see patients from Knoxville, Maryville, Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol, Abington, and surrounding areas in East Tennessee, as well as those from out-of-state, and we’d love to see you next!

Your Personalized Consultation

No two bodies are the same, so no two surgery plans will be exactly the same, either. When you’re ready, we’d love to discuss a unique plan for achieving your goals. Give us a call at (865) 218-6210 or email

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