Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) with Women Surgeons
What is Tummy Tuck Surgery?
If you’re looking for a way to dramatically improve the appearance of your belly and midsection, and diet and exercise just don’t seem to work for you, consider getting a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery, otherwise known as abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure that improves your physical appearance by tightening abdominal muscles and reducing abdominal skin and fat. Our female plastic surgeons can help you achieve the physical look you’ve been dreaming of through tummy tuck surgery.
The Disadvantages of Having a Fat Belly
Society idealizes movie stars and athletes with lean, taut bodies. The truth is, these celebrities are paid to fine-tune their physical appearance. Most Americans don’t have ten hours a week to spend at the gym; they are too busy with work and family obligations. This hectic American lifestyle often results in weak abdominal muscles and unsightly lumps of adipose tissue around the midsection. Having a fat paunch can do more than just make you look chubby. It can also lead to feelings of unhappiness, social isolation, and depression.
Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery
The physical benefits of tummy tuck surgery include a firmer abdomen and leaner physique. The emotional benefits of tummy tuck surgery are endless. After surgery, tummy tuck recipients often experience an exhilarating boost in self-confidence as they become more secure in their social and romantic relationships. Their clothes fit better, and they feel more comfortable in their own skin. After months, or even years, of unsuccessful exercise and dieting, tummy tuck recipients finally get to enjoy the benefits of a slender abdomen.
Health Risks of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Although abdominoplasty is generally deemed a safe procedure, it is still considered to be major surgery. As with any surgery, there are risks involved. Infection and/or blood clots may occur, resulting in mild to severe complications including bleeding, nerve damage, pulmonary embolism, and death. To help prevent such complications, careful monitoring of the tummy tuck patient is necessary after surgery. Our female plastic surgeons take great care to ensure the safety and well-being of abdominoplasty patients. If you are planning to have tummy tuck surgery, be sure to have a family member or friend monitor you for at least 24 hours after the operation.
Cosmetic Complications of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery will improve the appearance of your abdomen, but it does not guarantee a perfect body. There is a risk of physical asymmetry after the operation. You will also have a scar. If you elect to have a complete abdominoplasty, the scar will extend from hip bone to hip bone. Partial abdominoplasty requires a much smaller incision, but the surgical results are not as dramatic. Discuss your concerns with our female plastic surgeons to better understand your risk of developing cosmetic complications after surgery.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Healthy men and women who have unsuccessfully tried other methods of slimming down, such as diet and exercise, are excellent candidates for tummy tuck surgery. The procedure is also ideal for women who have had multiple pregnancies and want to tighten up a flabby waistline. People who have lost skin elasticity due to weight loss, or the aging process, can benefit greatly from abdominoplasty.
Who Should Not Have Tummy Tuck Surgery?
People with chronic conditions that compromise the immune system, such as diabetes, heart disease, AIDS, and renal failure, should not have tummy tuck surgery, as the risk for complications is higher in those who do not heal well. Smokers should not have surgery unless they abstain from cigarettes and tobacco for two weeks prior to the operation. Crash dieting, poor nutrition, smoking, and recreational drugs can impair a person’s ability to heal after the procedure. Being in good health, both physically and emotionally, is the best way to assist the body in recovering from this major surgery.
Those who plan on becoming pregnant or losing a large amount of weight should also put off tummy tuck surgery until these goals have been achieved.
Contact a Female Plastic Surgeon Today
If you’re tired of squeezing into your clothes and feeling bad about the way you look, contact our office today for a tummy tuck consultation. Our female plastic surgeons will assess your situation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for abdominoplasty. We will educate you about risks and costs of the procedure, and help you develop realistic expectations about tummy tuck surgery, and life afterward.
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