People who have excess skin and fat in their abdomens that they just can’t get rid of no matter how often they exercise or how stringent a diet they go on may want to consider abdominoplasty. Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is a surgery that removes tissue and fat from the belly and tightens the muscles to give the person a slimmer and more attractive silhouette.
Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
A person who’s a candidate for tummy tuck is in good general health and is lastingly unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen. These people can be women who’ve had several pregnancies. However, they should not have the operation if they are thinking of becoming pregnant again. Other good candidates are men and women who’ve lost a lot of weight over a short period of time. Other candidates are older people whose abdomens have started to sag due to time and gravity.
Consultation and Procedure
The patient will have a consultation with our plastic surgeon before their abdominoplasty. The surgeon will take their medical history and may recommend that they give up medications or vitamins and supplements that might interfere with their ability to heal from the operation. After we have determined the procedure is a good fit for you, a customized surgery can be prepared for you.
There are different types of tummy tucks, and the one that is right for you will depend on a number of factors. With that being said, a typical procedure involves removing excess skin and fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and tightening any remaining skin. You may wish to combine your procedure with another treatment, depending on the situation. For example, many patients opt to pair abdominoplasty with liposuction for additional fat removal.
Interested in a Tummy Tuck?
If you just can’t seem to get rid of the excess skin and fat around your abdomen no matter what you do, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at DrYoungForever, located in San Antonio, TX. Learn more more a tummy tuck and whether or not it can help you tighten and tone your midsection. Contact us today to book an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals!