If you’re thinking about getting a tummy tuck, you aren’t alone. Many patients that I treat at MP Plastic Surgery Center see experience loose and hanging skin following their weight loss or from prior pregnancies and are looking for a solution to get rid of it. Eating a healthy diet and exercising frequently can help slightly, but can also lead to frustration since you likely won’t be able to eliminate all of the loose skin. If you fall into this category, here’s why a tummy tuck should be in your near future.
Best Candidates For A Tummy Tuck
The women that I work with at my practice who are good candidates for a tummy tuck procedure:
- Are in generally good health overall
- Are dedicated to maintaining a reasonable and healthy body weight
- Do not have any future plans to have more children
- Can’t get rid of the excess abdominal skin caused by pregnancy
It is important that my patients understand that a tummy tuck is not a solution or a treatment for losing weight. Rather, once you have lost weight and have kept it off for a while, a tummy tuck procedure will eliminate the excess, saggy skin you have been left with following your weight loss. The results of a tummy tuck are meant to be permanent; however, if you do put the weight back on and manage to lose it once more, you will end up with the same loose, saggy, hanging skin that made decide to have your original tummy tuck surgery.
What Should I Expect During My Tummy Tuck Procedure?
During a tummy tuck, I will make minor incisions between the navel and the pubic hairline. Then I will remove any excess tissues and fat from the upper and lower areas of the stomach, tighten the abdominal muscles and safely close up the incisions. The surgery does not take very long, and the results are immediate.
Expectations Following Your Tummy Tuck
After your tummy tuck procedure, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthier appearance and a boost in confidence when you no longer have to feel or look at your loose and hanging skin. I strongly recommend that my patients take it easy for the first couple of weeks following their procedure to allow for a full recovery. Generally, after about six weeks, you can resume your normal activities, no matter how strenuous they are. The only difference is you won’t have to deal with your saggy abdominal skin anymore.
At MP Plastic Surgery Center it is our goal to help you feel more confident and boost your self-esteem by eliminating your loose and hanging skin. During your initial consultation, I strive to gain a better understanding of your future goals and help you achieve them. If you’re interested in learning more about how a tummy tuck can enhance your quality of life, contact us today for an initial consultation.
Call (817) 529-9199 today.