Tummy Tuck: A Guide to Knowing if it’s the Right Procedure for You
- 06 February 2014
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
If you’re feeling a little uneasy about the way that you look in a two piece bathing suit and you’re ready for a new look, perhaps it’s time to consider a tummy tuck. You’ve perhaps noticed that your tummy is a bit less than its old taut self. Your muscle tone isn’t as good as it once was
and you’re just not as confident as you were when you were a little younger, before your children were born.
Maybe you’re noticing that the diet and exercise that used to work to lower the tummy flab isn’t quite getting the job done any more. There are answers for you out there that can help you to get back the old figure and to look just a little better and feel just a little better about yourself. One of those might be a tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck– also known as abdominoplasty–is a surgical procedure that removes the extra skin and the fat from your abdominal area. Along the way the muscles are tightened and the end result is that your stomach is flatter, more toned and more taught. The procedure differs from liposuction in that liposuction does nothing more than to remove the fat which has accumulated in that area.
Who Qualifies for a Tummy Tuck?
Those who qualify or are a good risk for an abdominoplasty include:
Reasonably healthy men and women of any age.
Men or women who were at one time obese and are now left with the excess skin and stomach fat that has accumulated or who have had problems with flabby sagging skin in the abdominal area.
Healthy people who would like to have their abdominal muscles tightened and excess skin in that area removed.
Those who are not good candidates may include:
Those who suffer from circulatory disorders.
Those who still have a fairly significant amount of weight to lose and who are working on weight loss. The tummy tuck procedure is not a substitute for the weight loss and exercise that must take place and will not remove any significant amount of weight from your body.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Talk to a licensed surgeon that you trust. You should choose a surgeon you’re comfortable with. He or she should also be experienced in performing the tummy tuck procedures.
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Stop smoking. Smoking deprives your blood of oxygen, which is necessary for tissue healing. You should quit smoking two weeks before the surgery to avoid complications.
Do not attempt to go on a diet before the procedure, particularly a fad diet. Your diet should be normal in the weeks before your surgical procedure.
Inform your doctor of any medication and supplementation you might be taking. Your doctor might tell you to stop some of your prescriptions prior to and after the surgery.
An abdominoplasty will alter your body and give you confidence as well as the look that you’ve been trying to achieve.
With this in mind, you will get the results that you want only if you are speaking with and working with credible medical professionals who are affiliated with established medical institutions. It’s the only way you can be assured of a safe abdominoplasty. Our experts at www.realself.com are seasoned in abdominoplasty.
A tummy tuck is indeed a good answer for many people. The effects that it can have on your looks, your life, and your self confidence may be a dramatic change for you and one that will surprise and delight you.