Do I need a Tummy Tuck? If your problem is excess skin and stretch marks on your lower abdomen, then you may be a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck. A Tummy Tuck removes excess stretch marks, fat and loose skin from the belly button down. During this procedure the abdominal muscles are tightened, giving patients an “internal corset” to flatten the abdomen and create a more curvy figure. Liposuction on the other hand only removes excess subcutaneous fat, and relies on the skin’s ability to contract. Thus, if one has a significant amount of loose skin, it is unrealistic that it will all contract with solely liposuction. Depending on the excess skin, a “full” or “half” tummy tuck may be required. Dr. Coley will recommend what is in your best interest to achieve the best contour! Look at this before and after picture at some of these amazing transformations! Notice 1) How low the scars are easily covered up, and 2) the belly button is a nice small contour, not a big ugly scar. If your main concern does not involve excess, loose skin, then another option like liposuction or CoolSculpting may be better suited for you. We welcome you to make a consultation today, call (336) 790-5254 to determine what the best course of action is for you!