Plastic surgery is a great way to improve your appearance and create the best possible version of you. What many patients don’t realize is that although a tummy tuck is transformative, there are some limitations to this surgery. The benefits of a tummy tuck include:
- Removing excess skin and some fat from the stomach.
- Tightening abdominal muscles.
- Reshaping the belly button.
The results are remarkable, and patients are always happy with their results, but they should know that there are some things a tummy tuck cannot fix.
A tummy tuck is a more invasive procedure that requires an incision extending from hip to hip. The result is a horizontal scar that runs across this area. Tummy tuck surgery is also not a replacement for diet and exercise. While some fat can be removed, patients should not rely on this procedure to lose weight. You will need to eat well and exercise to maintain the results of surgery. Most patients don’t realize that it takes at least two weeks to resume work after a tummy tuck, and more if it is combined with liposuction.
Before any plastic surgery, it is important to set reasonable expectations for surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Max Pekarev will review all of the benefits and risks of tummy tuck surgery. He will answer any questions that you have in an honest way to help you make an informed decision. Ultimately, you will need to plan and time the surgery correctly to heal fully from your operation.
To schedule your free tummy tuck consultation, call our office at (817) 529-9199.