When you aren’t happy with how you look, it isn’t easy to remain confident and in charge of your life. So, if you’re ready to take a step toward regaining your spark and taking charge of a room the minute you walk in, it could be time to consider a tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, formally called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. The fascia, which is connective tissue under the skin, is also tightened during the process. For optimal results, the procedure is done by a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Who Can Benefit from a Tummy Tuck?
People choose a tummy tuck for several reasons. For example, many women choose abdominoplasty after pregnancy to help them get their bodies back to pre-baby shape. Also, if you had a C-section, incorporating the C-section scar into the tummy tuck is often possible. This helps to avoid additional scarring. Another common reason for a tummy tuck is when you’ve had a big weight loss. Losing a large amount of weight can leave excess skin that is impossible to remove with exercise.
Tummy tucks are often combined with other body-enhancing procedures to provide the best possible results.
What to Know Before Getting a Tummy Tuck
You need to discuss a few things with your surgeon if you are considering a tummy tuck:
- BMI: If your Body Mass Index (aka: BMI) is greater than 30, your doctor may not recommend this procedure yet.
- Pregnancy: If there is a future pregnancy in your plans, this procedure might not be a workable choice at this time. Finally, if you have significant scarring from earlier abdominal surgery, a tummy tuck may not work for you.
- Smoking: If you are a smoker, your surgeon may recommend quitting, as smoking can cause healing problems. In addition, if you have diabetes or heart disease, you need to discuss the potential of any surgery with your doctor.
- Weight Loss: If you plan to lose a large amount of weight, a tummy tuck will be more effective after the weight loss.
If you consider getting a tummy tuck in Miami, choosing a highly-trained, qualified cosmetic surgeon for your procedure is the most crucial step. Dr. Constantino Mendieta and his colleagues at 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery are committed to providing the highest-quality plastic surgery in Miami. Call us today to learn more at 305-860-0717. You may also contact us online to schedule your consultation.
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Dr. Constantino Mendieta