Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from your stomach and give you a flat, tight midsection. If you have lost a lot of weight or have had children, your skin may have stretched far beyond what it can recover from without intervention because the elasticity of our skin is largely dictated by genes. If you feel you have done all you can with diet and exercise and are frustrated by saggy skin, a tummy tuck can help you achieve your goals and get the aesthetic you desire.
Preparing for a Tummy Tuck
Before you are ready to consider a tummy tuck, you need to lose as much fat from your midsection as possible. Abdominoplasty is not designed to carve away a lot of stubborn fat deposits. If you have some stubborn belly fat, it can be removed. But a tummy tuck is not designed to solely remove fat.
The details of tummy tucks vary depending on multiple factors. During a typical procedure, our surgeon may remove excess skin and fat and then tighten the underlying abdominal muscles. The remaining skin can also be pulled tight in order to achieve a tight and toned midsection.
Recovering from a Tummy Tuck
You will need another responsible adult to drive you home after your surgery and to help you for at least the first few days. Daily living tasks such as preparing meals, changing your clothes and bathing may be difficult at first. Many patients say they were not in actual discomfort following their procedure, but that they were easily tired. Of course, very strenuous activities such as horseback riding, mountaineering or extreme sports may be inadvisable for quite a while, depending on your progress. In time, you can resume all of your normal activities and enjoy your results.
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When you want to achieve your cosmetic goals, team up with the professionals at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa in Costa Mesa. A tummy tuck could help you get the trim, fit figure you want. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!