Sticking to a healthy diet and exercising for a few hours every week might not be enough to get you to your cosmetic goals. Many people find themselves struggling with loose abdominal skin and stubborn pockets of fat that never seem to go away. If this sounds like your own situation, then you might be a perfect candidate for a tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tucks are currently the fifth most popular cosmetic procedure, with over 127,000 surgeries taking place every year. Unlike other treatments that only remove abdominal fat, the primary goal of a tummy tuck is to remove loose skin. That being said, our surgeon might also remove excess fat in order to position the skin.
Depending on how much soft tissue must be removed, our surgeon might suggest a mini tummy tuck instead of a traditional tummy tuck. These procedures target fat and skin just below the belly button instead of higher up on the stomach. Tummy tucks can also be combined with any number of other cosmetic treatments, such as liposuction.
Quite a few variables will affect the outcome of a tummy tuck, and that is why it is so important to follow all of the instructions given to you by the surgeon. During your first consultation, you will be able to discuss the ins and outs of a tummy tuck procedure and ask the surgeon any questions you might have. You will also need to tell the surgeon of any medical conditions that could affect the procedure or the recovery process. This includes any medications you are taking, past procedures and allergies.
In the weeks leading up to the surgery, you should try to stay as healthy as possible. This includes getting plenty of sleep, staying hydrated and eating well. This will all be discussed with you in detail prior to the surgery.
The tummy tuck itself only takes two to three hours to carry out. Once the anesthesia has been administered, the surgeon can adjust the tissue and remove any excess skin and fat. The exact details of the procedure vary from patient to patient.
Our doctor will give you a full list of recovery instructions, including how long you should take off of work and what you can do to manage any discomfort you are feeling. During your recovery period, you should relax as much as possible, drink plenty of fluids and wear your compression garments as required. Once you have fully healed, you can enjoy your tight, toned figure.
Schedule a Consultation Today
To see if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, visit Nova Cosmetic Center in Orlando. This might just be your solution to attaining the sleeker silhouette you’ve been hoping for. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.