A slim and trim abdomen is often viewed as a sign of youth, good health and a dedicated exercise regimen. Unfortunately, the belly can be one of the most stubborn areas to tone no matter how much cardio you are putting in at the gym. If you are following a diet and exercise program and are just not able to get that flat stomach you want, a tummy tuck may be the perfect solution.
How a Tummy Tuck Works
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is usually accomplished by trimming and tightening the skin to reveal smoother contours across the abdomen. During your consultation, we will review the steps of the procedure in detail to make sure you know what to expect prior to treatment. From pre-treatment through recovery, we are available through every step of the process.
While a tummy tuck is a low-risk surgery, no surgery is completely without risks. Some possible complications can include bleeding, excessive scarring, bruising or continued pain in the surgical area post-procedure. To avoid complications, you want to be as healthy as possible before surgery. If you’re overweight, have high blood pressure or have any other health issues, speak to your doctor about resolving or controlling them before surgery. Your surgeon will also review your medical history with you to ensure surgery will be safe and successful.
Timing is also another issue you need to consider before a tummy tuck. Ladies who are considering the procedure may want to wait if they ever plan to get pregnant in the future, as a pregnancy could undo the surgeon’s handiwork entirely. You also will not be able to lift much weight for several weeks after your surgery, so people with small children may want to wait until the little ones are a bit older.
Schedule a Consultation
A tummy tuck can help you get the flat midsection you want, but there are factors to consider before you make your final decision to proceed. If you’re ready to explore the next step, contact Southeastern Dermatology today to make an appointment.
Our practice is dedicated to helping our patients with their various cosmetic needs, and we offer numerous services including liposuction, skin cancer removal, tummy tuck, body contouring, and more to accomplish this. Our medical team, led by Dr. Hendricks, will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment plan for your needs. We can customize our treatment options to address your aesthetic concerns and help you reach your goals.