Often, even the best diet and exercise program won’t help with the loose, sagging skin around the abdominal area. If you’ve lost a considerable amount of weight and are ready to get rid of that remaining pooch, a tummy tuck may help you achieve a slimmer, flatter abdomen. Here are four reasons why a tummy tuck surgery may be right for you:
It can boost body image. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen area after significant weight loss or pregnancy. The muscles are tightened during the surgery as well. It consists of an incision around the belly button and a low, hip-to-hip incision that can be easily hidden by a bikini bottom or panty line. A mini tummy tuck is appropriate for a few select people who need to remove a small amount of skin below the belly button.
You understand that it is not a weight loss alternative. To undergo tummy tuck surgery, patients need to be in good health. It’s an ideal procedure for patients whose abdomens sag and droop from aging, pregnancy or significant weight loss. If you are planning on future pregnancies or still have a substantial amount of weight to lose, you will need to wait to get this surgery.
A tummy tuck can be done in combination with other cosmetic procedures. A “Mommy Makeover” is a combination of surgeries performed when a woman is done with childbearing to improve the appearance of the abdomen, breasts and other areas. It often includes breast augmentation with or without lift, breast reduction, liposuction and tummy tuck.
You will be amazed at how good you look, even right after surgery. You will be sore and swollen after surgery, but you will notice a difference right away. The swelling will dissipate over the first few weeks, continually revealing a flatter abdomen. You’ll wear an abdominal binder for six weeks and avoid strenuous activities for four weeks.
Tummy tuck surgery has a high patient satisfaction rate. If you are ready to discuss a tummy tuck surgery to reveal a younger you, call (801) 203-4341 to set up a consultation.