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If Your Tummy Could Use a Tune-Up, Try a Tummy Tuck!

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There are plenty of reasons why your body may retain excess fat in the abdominal area. Among them are hereditary factors, hormonal changes, and stress. With issues like these holding you back, having a well-toned abdominal area can be a hard goal to achieve. Not only does it require strenuous exercise routines, you’ll also have to pay really close attention to your diet.

In some cases, exercise and diet alone still may not get you the visible changes you desire. In situations like these, a little extra help in the form of a tummy tuck could come in handy. This plastic surgery procedure is ideal for anyone who has issues getting rid of stubborn fat in the abdominal area and achieving well-toned abs.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

The tummy tuck surgery, also known as an abdominoplasty, is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It can also help strengthen the underlying abdominal muscles and give you that perfect, streamlined look.

You can opt for a tummy tuck for your entire abdomen (full abdominoplasty) or just the lower region (partial or mini abdominoplasty). The full tummy tuck is ideal for those who require extensive corrections in the abdominal area and the mini tummy tuck is more suited for those who require minimal changes.

A tummy tuck requires an incision that extends from one side of the hip bone to the other. Through this incision, your surgeon will remove the required amount of skin and fat to get you to your desired look and tighten the remaining the skin around the new contours of your body. If necessary, your doctor will reposition the naval to better match the proportions of your body.

After the procedure is completed, you will have to take a period of time off to rest and recover. It is recommended that you take about two weeks off from work. Times vary from patient to patient, but you can expect about six to eight weeks to experience a full recovery. You will need to refrain from heavy physical activities for four weeks after your tummy tuck surgery to ensure that you heal properly.

The results provided by the surgery can be truly dramatic Your abdominals will appear strong, slim, and beautiful. You can maintain the results provided by the surgery will a regular exercise routine and a healthy diet.

Factors to Consider Before the Surgery

If you desire well-toned abdominals, then you should consider undergoing a tummy tuck surgery. You can schedule a consultation with a trusted plastic surgeon to discuss the details of the surgery. Your doctor will ask you a few questions about your medical history and if you are in good general health, you will be cleared for surgery.

After examining your overall body structure and talking to you about your goals and expectations, your doctor will customize a treatment plan to fit your individual needs.

There are some precautions that are necessary to take before undergoing any surgical procedure. If you smoke, you will need to stop smoking for a few weeks before and after the surgery. If you take any medications that cause blood thinning, you will need to stop using them in the time leading to the surgery.

Your surgeon will provide you with all the instructions you need prior to the surgery to ensure that you are properly prepared. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the weeks leading up to the surgery can help aid the surgical process and facilitate a fast recovery.

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A tummy tuck is the perfect solution for anyone, both men and women, to achieve toned abs. If you have been having trouble getting rid of stubborn fat and loose skin in the abdominal region, you should schedule a consultation to learn more about a tummy tuck with skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erika Sato today!