A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, can significantly enhance your appearance and self-confidence. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
This procedure tightens the skin, as well as the muscles of the abdomen to restore the tight and youthful appearance lost after pregnancy or weight loss.
It’s a fact that Tummy Tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, remove excess bulk, and recreate a waistline that has otherwise been stretched over time.
Candidates for Tummy Tuck
In general, you may be a good candidate if:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You are a nonsmoker
- You are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen
The surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Tummy tuck consultation
During your tummy tuck consultation be prepared to discuss:
- Your surgical goals
- Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
- Previous surgeries
The success and safety of your tummy tuck procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.
Dr. Klein compares tummy tuck vs. liposuction
Men or women who have flabby abdomen are the best candidate for abdominoplasty. There are not only excess fatty deposits but also excess loose skin, even hanging skin. The surgery is particularly helpful to men and women who, through episodes of weight gain and loss or pregnancy, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Also, loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with the normal aging process, can be improved as well.
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