Is the sit-up exercise not giving you that great tummy you desire? It may be time to pick up the New York tummy tuck procedure. This state-of-art procedure gives you that desirable abdomen by eliminating the sagging skin, excess fat, or weak connective tissue. The method can work alongside liposuction to improve your image and give you a firmer abdominal outlook.
What is a tummy tuck?
It may also be known as abdominoplasty and is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from your abdomen, thus improving the outlook and shape of your tummy. The surgery works by flattening the belly after fat removal and tightening the muscles in the walls of the abdomen. You may have excess fat or weak connective tissues in your stomach for many reasons, including abdominal surgery, aging, and pregnancy, among other reasons.
Am I a candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
If you are in good health, you may be suitable for this procedure. The procedure can help tighten the abdominal muscles after several pregnancies. This procedure can also be an option if you have loose skin or fatty deposits around your belly. However, this procedure may not be effective if you are planning to get still pregnant as that may separate the tightened muscles. A tummy tuck may also not be an option if you consider losing weight. You should only try it after every other technique is not working.
What is the procedure for a tummy tuck?
Your doctor may recommend specific instructions you must follow before the procedure begins. The instructions may include avoiding smoking, not taking certain medications, and keeping a stable weight. You can discuss what appearance you hope to achieve at the end of the procedure. During the surgery, your doctor will put you under general anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain as you will be unconscious. Your doctor will cut to take out excess fat and skin between the belly button and pubic hair. The doctor will then tighten the connective tissue over your abdominal muscles. This surgical procedure may take a few hours. After the procedure, your doctor may recommend walking so that there is no clot formation.
You can also take pain medications because there will be swelling in the area. Your doctor will recommend putting on an abdominal binder for up to six weeks after the surgery to prevent the buildup of fluids. You will have to be careful and avoid certain positions so your wound will not reopen. You will have scars that will fade over time, though they may not disappear completely.
Limit activities that cause you strain and follow your doctor’s instructions for better healing. You can also exercise and keep a diet to maintain the results of a tummy tuck. You can also book follow-up visits with your doctor. Your recovery will take time.
Call Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery today to find out more about a tummy tuck or request an online appointment.