What does a tummy tuck procedure entail?

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Posted on November 27, 2019 under Tummy Tuck

At Cosmetic Surgery Associates, we realize that excess skin and fat around your stomach can be extremely frustrating. Childbirth, weight loss, and the hormonal changes that come with aging can lead to excess skin and fat in the abdominal region which is tough to get rid of even with a solid diet and exercise regimen.

That’s why, at Cosmetic Surgery Associates, we specialize in tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty. We want to be able to provide you with the best results to achieve the waist and flat stomach you have always wanted.

Tummy tucks are also great for repairing weakened, damaged muscles. This will result in the tightening of your stomach overall. When you book your consultation with a surgeon at our office, we’ll help you to achieve the long-term results you deserve with our specialized tummy tuck procedure.

Who are the best candidates for a Tummy Tuck

Having surgery is not always an easy decision to make. But with one of our consultations, we can help make the decision a bit easier by answering all of your questions and concerns.

Overall, you could be a good tummy tuck candidate if:

  • You are in good physical health
  • You are at a stable weight
  • You can maintain your weight after surgery
  • Your expectations about tummy tucks are realistic
  • You want to change the appearance of your abdomen

Who should not consider a Tummy Tuck?

If at any time in the future, you plan on getting pregnant, then you should wait until you are finished having kids to have this surgery. Also, if you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight, then this surgery is not recommended for you. Lastly, if you are not prepared for significant downtime to recover from surgery, then you should not consider a tummy tuck at this time.

How to prepare for Tummy Tuck surgery

To prepare for your tummy tuck procedure, you need to be at or near your desired weight. Maintaining a stable weight will prevent fluctuations from happening after surgery. Weight fluctuations can undo the results you get from the tummy tuck procedure.

Taking care of yourself after surgery

Your recovery may take up to three weeks. Have someone who can assist you with kids and household chores during your downtime. Make sure to schedule plenty of time for rest because healing will be vital for your overall recovery.

Returning to daily life

For about six to eight weeks, you’ll need to avoid any type of strenuous physical activity. But after a few months, you should start feeling like you’re back to normal. Your surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery Associates will inform you when you are free to resume all activities.

If you have any questions regarding the tummy tuck procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation with one of our specialists.

Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers