A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty in medical terms, is a major surgical procedure that addresses a protruding abdomen. This procedure removes excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen, also tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Since this major procedure tightens the abdominal muscles, we strongly recommend that women consider a tummy tuck only after having babies. A pregnancy would simply undo all the work of a tummy tuck, thus rendering such a major surgery pointless.
Abdominoplasty can result in a more desirable body contour around the abdominal area. By removing the excess fat and skin in this specific area of the body, it can drastically reduce the size of a protruding abdomen but will have certain risks involved as well. Any type of major surgical procedure comes with certain levels of risk. Therefore, it is crucial to inform yourself on what this surgery entails and the results that you can expect from it. This procedure is not a main means of losing weight. Rather, it is a way of sculpting the body and dealing with stubborn fat cells in the abdominal area.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Any medical professional would agree that major medical procedures should only be considered by ideal candidates for the purpose of the surgery. Therefore, people who are considering a tummy tuck should consult a professional surgeon about their options. In your initial consultation with our surgeons, your body will be evaluated, along with your current physical health, to determine the extent of fat deposits in the abdominal area. We highly recommend that you disclose health-related information to your surgeon throughout this consultation as well. Aspects such as smoking or being on prescribed medication will play a determining factor for your surgery preparations.
In some cases, an alternative procedure, such as partial abdominoplasty or liposuction, can deliver similar results to what you are expecting from a tummy tuck. In such a case, your surgeon can explain the details and limitations of these procedures to find an alternative when complete abdominoplasty is not necessary. We also recommend that candidates have a healthy and elastic skin that can adapt to the new shape of your toned body. We can assist in partial and complete abdominoplasty surgery, as well as liposuction, to get rid of stubborn fat cells in your abdominal area.
Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice in cosmetic surgical procedures for women and men. For more info on how we can assist you, please browse our website for details on our range of procedures. If you are considering a tummy tuck, we are your solution.