What Is the Best Abdominal Procedure for Your Goals?

For many people, getting a flat and toned tummy is almost impossible. Despite trying countless different diets or spending hours with a trainer, some patients cannot achieve the slim figure of their dreams, and not overcoming this challenge can become terribly frustrating over time.

There are many reasons why people cannot get a flat stomach. In some cases, they simply have a tendency to accumulate fat in this area. Some hormonal problems can also prompt this issue. Or sometimes, their body goes through a significant transformation, like pregnancy or sudden weight loss, and they cannot recover from these extreme changes.

For those who can relate to any of these situations and believe they need some help to improve their body appearance, Dr. Robyn Daugherty offers two different abdominal procedures that can help you improve your figure and restore self-confidence:


Liposuction has always been one of the most popular plastic procedures, having a long track record of safety and success. This treatment addresses stubborn fat pockets in your belly by removing fat cells with a thin cannula. However, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, so it is most effective in overall healthy patients who are within their ideal body weight range. Still, this procedure is optimal for getting rid of those fat deposits resistant to nutrition and fitness changes and is less invasive than other surgical alternatives. Liposuction will not address excess skin, however.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure with both cosmetic and medical goals. Through this surgery, Dr. Daugherty tightens and repairs weakened abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and stubborn fat to restore a slimmer, flatter abdominal contour. Aesthetically speaking, it is the perfect alternative for patients dealing with fat deposits and excess skin in the belly area, like post-pregnancy women or any person who has lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. In those cases, the skin cannot bounce back that quickly, so it needs to be removed surgically. It is also convenient for patients with too much fat tissue in the area, as liposuction would have the same effect on the skin as a sudden weight loss.

From a medical point of view, a tummy tuck can also help patients with poor posture, back pain, hernias, or a stretched abdominal wall, providing the necessary structural support to improve life quality.

Which Procedure Is Right for Me?

Choosing the correct procedure will depend on your current condition and cosmetic goals. The three main factors you should discuss with Dr. Daugherty during your consultation about tummy procedures are:

  • Skin laxity
  • Muscle tone or unity
  • The presence of fat pockets

Effective Treatments for a Flat Tummy in Baton Rouge, LA

Do you want to rock your swimsuit next bikini season? Are you simply trying to get rid of sagging skin after weight loss? Dr. Robyn Daugherty can help you with this or any other cosmetic concern through flawless plastic surgery.

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