The abdomen can be one of the hardest places to tone and lose weight, especially if you are genetically predisposed to carrying extra weight there. Even with a rigorous exercise program and careful dietary choices, finally losing the fat stored there can leave you with loose, hanging skin that no amount of calorie restriction or movement will tighten. If you’ve reached your goal weight but still aren’t happy with your abdomen, a tummy tuck procedure may be just what you need to reach your aesthetic goals.
Deciding if a Tummy Tuck is Right for You
Before you make your final decision, there are a few things that deserve careful consideration. First, you want to be sure you will not regain weight. If you do regain significant weight after a tummy tuck, you will likely undo our surgeon’s work. You also want to be in good general health and preferably a non-smoker, or at least stop smoking for a set amount of time prior to and after your procedure. You also want to make sure you have ample time available in your schedule to recover from your tummy tuck to allow for the best healing and results possible.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck is also called an abdominoplasty, which is the proper medical term. It’s typically performed under a general anesthetic. Once you’ve been made comfortable, our surgeon will begin the procedure. Although the details of each tummy tuck vary from patient to patient, a typical procedure involves the removal of excess skin and tissue, and sometimes fat, and the tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles. The remaining skin is then pulled tight in order to achieve a slim and toned midsection.
You will be given medication to deal with discomfort during healing. It is important to rest and take it easy during this time. Our surgeon will be able to determine when you can get back to work and all your other activities. Once you have fully recovered from your procedure, you will be able to enjoy your new and improved figure.
Contact Our Office Today to Get Started
If you aren’t happy with how your stomach looks and are ready to do something about it, feel free to set up a time to visit eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale to learn more about a tummy tuck. We’d be happy to review your case and options with you, as well as answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.