What is a Tummy Tuck?
A toned and flat stomach is something that we all want, but can’t always be achieved through diet and exercise alone.
The tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin in the midsection to give an abdominal profile that is smaller, flatter and firmer. Often the procedure also restores weakened or separated muscles that have been stretched by excess weight, age or pregnancy.
Options For Tummy Tuck
Candidates For Tummy Tuck
Good candidates for Abdominoplasty include those who have experienced significant weight loss, or women who have stretched muscles resulting from pregnancy and/or weight fluctuations. Diastasis which means stretched stomach muscles is a very common indication for a tummy tuck.
Tummy tucks are frequently performed as part of a “mommy makeover” for women whose bodies have experienced pregnancy.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
During your tummy tuck consultation, you will get an opportunity to discuss what your goals are and why you want to have an abdominoplasty done. This appointment will cover your medical conditions, any drug allergies, and your current use of medications, herbal supplements, alcohol, and tobacco. Any previous surgeries should always be disclosed.
Your surgeon may want to take photographs and show before and after photos of our previous successful surgeries so you can have an idea of potential final results. The surgeon will also discuss any risks involved with the procedure and make a final decision on how to proceed.
Being candid during your consultation will increase the success and safety of your abdominoplasty surgery. It is normal to feel some apprehension but getting important information prior to your surgery will go a long way to ensure the best results possible.