Our abdominal areas are one of the hardest body parts to keep toned and flat. A flat, sleek profile is desirable for many. However, over the years, your stomach may gain excess fat and skin due to aging, genetics, or pregnancy. Luckily you can correct this by removing the excess skin and fat if other options aren’t working. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that restores the separated and weakened torso muscles while removing excess skin and fat tissues. The end result is a smooth, firm, and toned midsection. A tummy tuck can be performed for both women and men that have excess skin due to major weight loss can get this procedure to have a firmer midsection.
To get an overall improved appearance you can combine a tummy tuck with other procedures like a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Butt Lift, or Liposuction. This can be discussed during a consultation with Dr. Homas to see if you want to combine procedures.
The following are some ideal requirements to receive a tummy tuck.
Regular exercising and dieting can help tone your abdominal muscles, but they cannot take away sagging and loose skin. A tummy tuck restores the normal anatomy of your abdominal muscles by realigning them to the midline and gets rid of excess skin and fat.
To Reduce Stretch Marks
Stretch marks usually occur when you have a significant weight loss or during pregnancy. They form due to the stretching of the skin. With a tummy tuck, many of your stretch marks will be removed with your excess skin, thereby drastically reducing the visibility of your stretch marks.
To Improve Scars
If you have had any previous abdominal surgeries that have left unsightly scars, some of those scars may get removed entirely with your tummy tuck.
To Wear Bikinis
Many women fear wearing revealing clothing because of their loose skin or unsightly scars. You can feel more confident wearing bikinis and other clothing because you have an improved abdominal profile. Often, the lower tummy tuck scar can be hidden by a bikini bottom.
To Improve Self-Confidence
Getting an abdominoplasty is more than having a flat stomach. It improves your self-esteem and confidence, allowing you to continue living your best life. You are bound to look and feel better than ever!
It is essential to note that a tummy tuck is a major surgery that is done under anesthesia. It takes around three hours and the recovery time requires you to take it easy for at least two weeks. Typically, you can return to light exercise 4-6 weeks after the surgery. If you are thinking of getting a tummy tuck, ensure you are aware of what it entails. You can start the conversation by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Homas at New Image Plastic Surgery to get more information.