Do you experience a lack of confidence with the appearance of your lower stomach? Many troublesome insecurities can accompany excess skin and fat in your stomach.

Genetics, pregnancy, and lifestyle can affect the appearance of your abdomen. No matter the cause of loose skin or excess fat, tummy tuck surgery can sculpt your stomach to look how you desire.

The tummy tuck procedure can address stubborn fat and excess skin in the abdomen area. Learn more about what a tummy tuck is and who it is for.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess loose skin, diminishes body fat, and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. This surgery sculpts your stomach to appear more toned.

The Importance of Weight Stability Before a Tummy Tuck

Before a tummy tuck, ideal candidates should be at or near their goal weight. Maintaining a stable weight for at least six months is vital to ensure proper weight maintenance after surgery. Weight fluctuations after the surgery can stretch the skin and muscles that were previously addressed.

Ideal Candidates for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Men and women in good health can both have tummy tuck surgery. You may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck if you have noticed loose skin and stubborn fat in your lower stomach. Many tummy tuck patients have suffered significant weight loss or had children beforehand. It is recommended that women wait to receive the procedure until after they are done having children.

What Happens During the Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Your surgeon will make a horizontal oval-shaped incision between your belly button and hips to remove the unwanted skin and fat in your abdomen. After removing the skin and fat from your stomach, your doctor will connect any separated abdominal muscles. This can address issues associated with diastasis recti.

What Should You Expect After the Tummy Tuck Procedure?

After your surgery, your body will undergo the healing and adjustment phase. During this time, it is essential to follow your doctor’s instructions to heal as best as possible.

Recovery after surgery can vary from person to person due to genetics, health history, age, and your body’s natural healing rate. Recovery should be expected for at least a few weeks. During this time, it is essential to avoid any strenuous physical activity.

When Will the Tummy Tuck Results Emerge?

Although you can feel completely different after surgery, your full results will not emerge until you fully recover from swelling. Patients can expect to see their full results six months post-operation.

The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle After Tummy Tuck Surgery

To maintain your new body after your tummy tuck procedure, it is crucial to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients who eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly preserve their results after surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a tummy tuck, contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more about the procedure with the highly skilled doctors at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, Arizona.

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