Maybe it’s time for a tummy tuck.

 In Body Sculpting, Cosmetic Surgery, Medical Spa, Trends, Weight Loss

Maybe it's time for a tummy tuck. 

Just ask yourself this …

• Do you have a protruding belly despite your daily exercise regimen?

• Has your abdominal skin become increasingly lax and unsightly since giving birth?

• After losing weight, have you found it impossible to regain the flat stomach of your youth?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for a tummy tuck.  Also known as  abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a safe and effective procedure for the restoration of weakened or separated abdominal muscles and the  removal of excess fat and skin. The results derived include a dramatically flatter and firmer abdomen and the return of a well-proportioned abdominal profile.

The Causes

There’s no shame or blame to assign, because even individuals of healthy weight can develop a protruding tummy surrounded by rolls of loose, sagging skin. The common culprits are pregnancy, aging, sweeping weight fluctuations, heredity, and previous surgeries. Nevertheless, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, this condition can be reversed.

Do note, however, that if you’re planning a pregnancy or extreme weight loss, your doctor will likely recommend that you delay the surgery until afterward for best permanent results. It’s also important to know that a tummy tuck will not eliminate stretch marks, although their appearance can be eliminated or greatly diminished via such medspa treatments as eMatrix Skin Resurfacing and Mesotherapy.

The Surgery

• General anesthesia will be administered prior to the surgery to ensure you feel no discomfort during the procedure.

• Once put to sleep, your surgeon will make a horizontal incision from pubic area to navel. Through this incision, the weakened abdominal muscles will be repaired and the excess fat and skin removed.

• Additionally, a second incision around the navel may be required to address the separated muscles and excess fat and skin in the upper abdominal region.

The Follow-up Care

After the 2- to 5-hour surgery, your incisions will be dressed and bandaged, and you’ll be given a compression garment to wear for up to four weeks. Pain medication will be prescribed to eliminate discomfort, and any scarring will fade in 9 to 12 months. Meanwhile, for best long-term results, abdominoplasty patients should adhere to a healthy lifestyle to prevent the abdominal wall from again becoming lax and fatty.

Finally, after 1 to 2 weeks, patients can return to jobs that are not physically taxing, and after approximately 6 weeks, you’ll be able to resume normal activities, including strenuous exercise and stretching.

The Results

You’ll love your toned new shape and the way it looks in those designer duds.

Recommended Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search