Whether you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, have given birth to several children or have simply been going through the natural aging process, the skin on your abdomen may be droopy and uncomfortable. Aside from the obvious aesthetic issues, excess skin can be irritated by the waistband and zipper of your pants, trap sweat and move against you as you exercise. If you feel you’ve done all you can with diet and exercise and your tummy still isn’t taut and toned, a tummy tuck may be just the answer you’ve been looking for.
What a Tummy Tuck Can Accomplish
The exact details of each tummy tuck procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual is unique. However, during a typical tummy tuck, excess skin and some fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. The remaining skin is then pulled tight in order to create a flat, toned appearance. This procedure is often combined with other procedures such as liposuction for optimal results.
Preparing for Your Tummy Tuck
Before you’re ready for surgery, it’s best to be in the best shape possible. While a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that is well-tolerated by most people who get one, healing places demands on your body. To get the best results, you want to be at peak health. You also want to be at or near your goal weight. There’s little point in having a tummy tuck and then losing an additional 40 pounds. You’ll likely wind up right where you started, with hanging, loose skin.
Your Healing Period
Although a tummy tuck does require a recovery period, careful preparation can negate some difficulties. It is important to take it as easy as possible during this time. It is also crucial to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing. This will help to ensure a successful and speedier outcome.
Getting Your Dream Figure
If you have done all you can with diet and exercise and still don’t have the toned, taut midsection you’ve dreamed about for so long, a tummy tuck may be the right choice for you. Feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mirrafati at Mira Aesthetic Medical Spa to learn more about how this procedure can benefit you. We pride ourselves in providing the information necessary for you to make an educated, informed decision.
Mira Aesthetic Medical Spa is located in Costa Mesa. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a tummy tuck!