Tummy Tuck Procedure: When Is It Right For You?
Am I an ideal candidate?
If you are a mommy and now have loose skin around the abdomen and a tummy that is pooching too much or if you’ve been looking to trim pounds off of your stomach, you might regard a tummy tuck procedure as one of the best options for banishing fat quickly and (almost) effortlessly. After all, who could say no to the possibility of getting a lean figure without logging in hours on the treadmill and following a restrictive diet?
So how do you know if a tummy tuck procedure is right for you?
- Your stomach muscles are weaker due to pregnancy or age;
- You have excess skin that’s hanging from the abdominal area. This is often a result of losing a great deal of weight, as the skin isn’t elastic enough to change with your new lean shape;
- Or you have stubborn fat in your stomach area that just doesn’t respond to any exercise or dieting (abdominal fat is notoriously difficult to lose, especially for women; many weight-loss experts refer to this as a “tire” of belly fat).
If you identify with one of these descriptions – and you understand the work you’ll need to do to maintain your results – then a tummy tuck procedure is right for you.
So what goes into the tummy tuck procedure?
After a consultation at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, you’ll decide what parts of your stomach you’d like to have treated. During the actual procedure, your surgeon will make a horizontal incision just above the pubic area, which will help you to hide any scars from surgery (the length of the decision depends on how much skin you’d like removed). The loose muscles and tissues are stitched together in a taut position, which allows your surgeon to remove the remaining loose skin.
Recovery time will vary depending on the patient; however, it’s recommended that patients take approximately one to two weeks off from work, as you don’t want to place undue strain on your abdomen.
Schedule a consultation
If you’re interested in getting a firmer abdomen with a trim waistline, then it’s time to contact the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center to make your appointment today. We serve most of the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Berkeley to Walnut Creek, with offices in the North and East Bay. Simply fill out the form in the top left corner or call our North Bay office 415-461-5755 or our East Bay office at 510-724-8282.