Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that provides patients with a firmer and sleeker midsection. To accomplish this, the surgeon removes excess fat and skin from the area. Often, the muscles beneath will also be restored, as they tend to separate or weaken over time. This stronger core also helps to add to a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette.
About Tummy Tucks
Abdominoplasty is a popular procedure because the abdomen is such a difficult area to sculpt, even through proper diet and exercise. There are so many reasons for having a protruding or flabby belly. Often, this simply comes with age.
Other factors can include your genetic predisposition, pregnancy and childbirth, fluctuations in weight over time or previous surgical procedures. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to understand that there are some results that can’t be achieved even with a tummy tuck. Abdominoplasty cannot replace eating well and exercising to reach a healthy weight.
Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty should be non-smokers in good overall physical health. If you are unhappy with your excess belly fat, be sure that you have realistic expectations regarding possible results and that you are undergoing the procedure for your own satisfaction, rather than to please someone else. Our physician can help you to understand the kinds of results you can anticipate based on your specific situation.
How It Works
You will first receive anesthesia, as this is a surgical procedure. The surgeon will then repair underlying muscles if necessary. Excess skin is removed and pulled taut, and excess fat is removed as well. The result is a flat and toned midsection that you will be happy to show off.
You’ll receive instructions regarding your specific recovery needs. A compression garment can help to provide support. Our surgeon can provide you with particular information regarding the length of recovery, along with when to schedule your follow-up appointment.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today
A tummy tuck is an effective method to remove excess skin and fat. With this surgery, it is possible to have a firmer, more contoured abdomen. To determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, make an appointment at eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale.
A simple tummy tuck may be just what your body needs to look its best. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about what a tummy tuck can do for you.