Loose skin and excess fat in the midsection can be frustrating to deal with, and that is why so many people undergo the tummy tuck procedure. This innovative operation allows us to sculpt a slim and toned abdominal area, and it might be exactly what you have been looking for. Modern tummy tucks only take an hour or two to complete, and you could be back on your feet and moving around Costa Mesa within a week. If you are tired of hiding your midsection because of loose skin, then you should consider a tummy tuck.
Dealing with Excess Skin
Practically everyone is going to deal with loose skin at some point over the years. This problem is especially common among those who have lost quite a bit of weight, but you might notice loose abdominal skin even if you have stayed at a healthy weight for decades. Your skin is naturally going to sag as you grow older because your body is no longer producing as much collagen and elastin. Staying within a healthy weight range will reduce your risk of developing this cosmetic problem, but you could end up struggling with excess skin no matter what steps you take.
Who Should Undergo a Tummy Tuck?
This operation is a great option for anyone in Costa Mesa who is unhappy with their midsection because of excess soft tissue. As long as you are near your ideal weight and relatively healthy, you will most likely make a great candidate. You should also be prepared to stay within a healthy weight range in the coming years. Gaining or losing an exorbitant amount of weight is going to impact the results of this operation. You must also be ready to wear a compression sleeve over the treatment site for at least six weeks so that the incision can properly heal.
Every tummy tuck is slightly different, but we follow the same few steps with most or our patients. When you first arrive at the surgical center, one of our team members will help you get prepped for the procedure. Most of these treatments are carried out with a general anesthetic, and that means you are going to be fully asleep throughout the surgery. After the anesthetic has been administered and you are asleep, we can make one or more openings just below the waistline. Our surgeon will then excise the extra soft tissue, reposition the underlying muscles, and seal the opening(s).
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Recovering from a tummy tuck is easier than ever, and many of our patients can return back to work after one week. Within a number of weeks, you should be able to work out and engage in other strenuous activities. This operation is extremely effective, and many patients are able to maintain the amazing results for years. We can also hide the surgical openings in the natural contours of your body, and they might completely disappear within months.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about the benefits of the tummy tuck, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa. At our convenient location in Costa Mesa, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!