An abdominoplasty is a medical procedure that removes excessive skin and fat from the stomach. The procedure is also able to restore weakened and torn muscles to provide a smooth and firm stomach. Abdominoplasty is commonly referred to as a tummy tuck by most non-medical professionals. Everyone dreams of having flat and toned abs, but it is not always easy to achieve with exercise and dieting alone. Aging, weight fluctuations and genetics can all take a toll on your stomach and make it nearly impossible to get your desired look without undergoing an abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty can be performed on men or women that are currently in good health. The procedure is most effective on people that were previously pregnant or obese but have now lost a lot of weight.
Before getting the procedure, you will have to quit smoking and taking certain medications for several weeks. It is also recommended that you eat a balanced and healthy diet leading up to the surgery. You will be placed under anesthesia before the abdominoplasty begins. Any weakened muscles will then be repaired and the surgeon can remove the excess skin. The entire procedure will generally take between one and four hours to complete, depending on how much skin needs to be removed.
Since abdominoplasty is in fact surgery, bandages will be placed around your abdomen for recovery. Your physical activity will need to be limited for at least six weeks after the surgery, and you will be required to take some time off of work.
Once you completely heal from your abdominoplasty, you will love the appearance of your new, firm abdomen muscles. The days of hiding your stomach at the beach or pool will finally be over. The results of the surgery will remain permanent if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. If you start to gain weight, then you will build fat around your stomach just like you would prior to the surgery.
There is no need to be embarrassed about your flabby stomach when the problem is so easy to fix. A simple abdominoplasty procedure and a few weeks of recovery are all it takes to get the flat and toned stomach you have always dreamed about.
To determine if abdominoplasty is right for you, visit the office of Dr. Wendell Perry, MD in Miramar. Our team of cosmetic professionals will be happy to evaluate the condition of your stomach and help you make an informed decision about this procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.