5 Facts About Tummy TucksMonday, November 7th, 2016, 3:29 pm
When a healthy diet and regular exercise don’t yield the flat, toned core you desire, a Tummy Tuck might be just the answer to give you a flattering figure. Also referred to an Abdominoplasty, the Tummy Tuck is designed to remove excess fat and loose skin and will also restore your abdominal muscles.
Here at Rejuv Cosmetic Center, we encourage all of our patients to learn as much about a procedure as they can, so if you’re considering a Tummy Tuck, here are five important things to know:
1.) There are several Tummy Tuck procedures. A Mini-tummy Tuck focuses on the lower abdomen to tighten loose skin. The standard procedure removes excess skin and tightens underlying muscles, while the extended Tummy Tuck focuses on your entire lower torso. Your Cosmetic Surgeon can help you decide which procedure will help you reach your goals.
2.) Your Tummy Tuck recovery from will last several weeks. A Tummy Tuck is an extensive procedure that requires more recovery time than many other Cosmetic Surgeries, possibly up to three weeks. (If you’ve had a C-section before, your recovery from a standard Tummy Tuck will be similar.) Depending on the extent of the surgery you undergo, you may need assistance at home for up to five days. You’ll be on pain medication for a while and need to rest while your body heals.
3.) A Tummy Tuck is not a weight loss measure. You should lose weight before a Tummy Tuck, and not rely on the surgery to resolve any long-standing weight loss issues. In addition, if you’ve already lost a dramatic amount of weight—congratulations—you should postpone an Abdominoplasty for six months up to a year, to ensure that your new weight remains stable.
4.) Technically, the results of a Tummy Tuck are permanent. This is good news! But to maintain your results over time, you should avoid large fluctuations in your weight. An encouraging January 2013 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons determined that many subjects in a post-Abdominoplasty study sustained long-lasting weight loss after the procedure.
5.) Tummy Tucks are for men, too. Though Tummy Tucks are popular with women who have had multiple pregnancies, they are also offered for those who have lost a significant amount of weight. Men can also suffer from loose muscles and sagging skin that aren’t improved by exercise or diet—it’s not just for women!
There are several benefits of a Tummy Tuck: You will have tighter abdominal muscles, your clothes will fit better, and you’ll feel good about seeing your figure in the mirror once again. The procedure is a wonderful gift to yourself after achieving your weight loss goals or after your childbearing days have ended. Schedule a consultation today, so that we can share your likely result from the Tummy Tuck procedure with you.
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