When A Tummy Tuck Is Your Best Option
Are you looking for a way to improve the look and feel of your abdominal area without hundreds of crunches everyday for the rest of your life? If so, the solution you seek may be abdominoplasty, which is more commonly known as a tummy tuck.Often times, a man or a woman will go on a diet and exercise regularly to lose weight, but he or she has a difficult time eliminating that pouch of fatty tissue in their abdomen. If you have found yourself in this situation, you do not have to give up on having the flat stomach you have always wanted. Plastic surgeons will tell you that there are a number of benefits to such a procedure. However, before you make your tummy tuck appointment, you should be aware of a few things.
Who can benefit from a tummy tuck? Depending on your body type, you may benefit from this type of procedure more than some other people do. You may be a prime candidate for this procedure if:
You have sagging skin in your abdominal region from a previous pregnancy and do not plan to become pregnant againSurgical procedures have left you with bulging tissue in your abdomen, such as scar tissue that will not go away naturally on its own.
Your skin has begun to droop or slump in the abdominal area due to age.
You have recently lost a considerable amount of weight, especially if you did so rapidly, which caused excessive or saggy skin that is not helped by any amount of diet or exercise.
A genetic condition causes you to be predisposed to a large abdomen regardless of diet and exerciseIt is important to note that plastic surgeon can customize a tummy tuck to meet your needs specifically.
Every procedure is different to ensure you get the results that you desire.In addition to determining if a tummy tuck is the best option, you must also decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. You should be in good health both physically and emotionally. Your weight must also be stable before undergoing such a procedure. Often, plastic surgeons will recommend that you maintain a specific weight for a certain length of time prior to the procedure.Smokers are not ideal candidates for a tummy tuck. The reason for this is that blood vessels are constricted due to smoking, limiting blood flow throughout the body and putting you at high risk for such a procedure.
Are you looking for a way to improve the look and feel of your abdominal area without hundreds of crunches everyday for the rest of your life? If so, the solution you seek may be abdominoplasty, which is more commonly known as a tummy tuck.
Dr. McGuire is an internationally known, leading plastic surgeon, Santa Monica based, and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious St. John’s Hospital. He specializes in cosmetic surgery, including facelift, liposuction, breast enlargement, and tummy tuck surgery and more. For additional information visit his website at www.michaelmcguiremd.com