When it comes to aesthetics and body image the most common issue for both men and women, alike, is the presence of unwanted belly fat! The stomach is a region of the body that tends to accumulate fat the easiest and is often the hardest place to get rid of fat using only diet and exercise. For those who are looking to contour and trim their midsection without the need for diet and exercise, the tummy tuck works for you.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty is a procedure designed to help patients remove excess fat and skin. The tummy tuck is designed to give the stomach a smaller, and much flatter profile – contouring to meet the patient’s desires. An important thing to understand is that the tummy tuck is not a weight or fat loss treatment, but rather a body contouring procedure. The surgeons at Goals may recommend having the procedure done in conjunction with liposuction as well.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The important thing to understand is that the tummy tuck is a highly individualized procedure – and patients should only consider it if they feel it will benefit their look and overall aesthetic. Its important to understand that you should be having this procedure done for yourself and not for the benefit of someone else. A good candidate for a tummy tuck is:
Within a healthy, stable weight and body fat range.
Someone who is in good overall physical & mental health.
Someone who has realistic expectations for their results.
Someone looking to tone, trim, and properly contour.
Someone who hasn’t been able to achieve their desired results through diet and exercise.
To start the procedure patients are put under anesthesia, and an incision is often made beneath the bikini line, extending from hipbone to hipbone. Through this incision the surgeons at Goals are able to tighten the lax abdominal muscle wall, and remove any excess fat, skin, or any other excess stomach tissue. At this point, liposuction may be done for additional fat removal and abdominal contouring. This is depending on what you and your surgeon agree upon during your consultation. Once correction is made the incision is closed with small sutures, ensuring that little to no scars will be left behind.
Recovery & Aftercare
The recovery period is very important to the overall Tummy Tuck procedure. Here are some important things to know:
You will be in some pain – and pain medication will help you to mitigate these symptoms.
Avoid strenuous activities or exercise for the first few weeks.
Rest is vital, get as much as possible.
Goals will provide you special compression clothing and accessories to help your healing.
You will need to take some time off work or school – usually 1 to 4 weeks, depending on your specific recovery.
Most patients can resume normal daily activities a few weeks after surgery.
Symptoms like bruising, swelling, redness and more are normal.
It’s important to eat, drink, and sleep.
Your results will be finalized within 2-3 weeks following surgery.
You can expect a flatter, tighter abdominal area within a few weeks after surgery!
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