The Tummy tuck surgery, clinically referred to as Abdominoplasty, removes fat and sagging skin. The tummy tuck surgery is great for stubborn areas of fat and excess skin that cannot otherwise be controlled with diet and exercise.
After a weight loss, pregnancy, or due to aging, the skin’s elasticity may not return to its natural state, creating a fold of loose sagging skin that cannot be addressed without the tummy tuck surgery.
Am I a candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
If you’re an adult with overall good health, do not plan on future extreme weight loss or pregnancy, currently have sagging skin in the abdomen area and want a permanent solution, you might want to consider a tummy tuck consultation.
What about the Tummy tuck Scars?
Like most cosmetic surgery procedures, an incision is made; your surgeon will place the incision low enough so it is not visible and well hidden while wearing a bikini.
What else should I know?
An added benefit to having a tummy tuck is the removal of stretch marks during the surgery. Since the surgeon will be removing the excess sagging skin, any stretch marks in the area will also be gone.
Making the decision to have a tummy tuck or any other cosmetic surgery procedure is a personal decision. It’s important you select a local cosmetic surgeon who has extensive experience in performing tummy tuck surgery. Your surgeon will evaluate your current lifestyle, health, any medication you might be taking on a regular basis, and help you decide, whether or not to have a tummy tuck or wait.
Ask all the questions and address all the concerns you may have about your surgery. Here are a few common questions asked by patients during the tummy tuck consultation:
- How long will the tummy tuck surgery take?
- How much time do I need to take off work?
- Where is the incision made?
- How much pain will I experience after the tummy tuck?
- How much does the procedure cost?
- Will I have a drain tube?
You will want to see prior photographs of the surgery. You may even want to speak to prior patients. A tummy tuck is not for everyone, but patients report having a renewed self-image, and a new-found confidence, after the tummy tuck surgery.