Considering a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, more formally known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to give the patient a more trim and toned appearance. It is considered a form of body contouring, rather than a weight loss procedure. In fact, many plastic surgeons will not accept candidates who are significantly overweight.
Tummy tucks are designed for patients who have lost a lot of weight and have been left with a lot of sagging skin and fat deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise. They are also beneficial for women who have finished having children and want to regain their pre-pregnancy body.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Involve?
During the procedure, the surgeon will tighten abdominal muscles that have become weakened or stretched out by pregnancy and childbirth. We will also remove excess skin may perform liposuction to remove excess fat. There are different types of tummy tucks, and the right one for you will depend on a number of factors. In many tummy tucks, the surgeon will also have to reposition the navel to ensure a natural-looking result.
What is the Recovery Like?
An abdominoplasty of any type is major surgery, and the recovery will take some time. Before undergoing the procedure, the patient should make arrangements to have somebody help them around the house for a few days, especially if they have small children. They should plan to take off work as well.
The patient will have to wear a compression garment for a set amount of time after the surgery. It will promote healing and help the body retain its new shape. It’s important to follow all aftercare instructions during the healing process to achieve the best results.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The ideal candidate will be in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the procedure, the recovery, and the results. As mentioned earlier, they should be at or near their ideal weight.
Since smoking can increase the risk of complications, any patient who smokes should quit before the surgery. Similarly, they should not take any blood-thinning medications. Generally speaking, women should wait until they have finished having children before getting a tummy tuck. If they get pregnant after undergoing an abdominoplasty, their skin and muscles will get stretched out again, and they may need another surgery.
To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, talk to the surgical team at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic in Toronto, ON. Contact our office today to book your appointment!