If you’ve ever lost a large amount of weight or had a baby, you may be left with loose, sagging skin on your midsection. This can make you feel less than your best, to say the least. If you have loose abdominal skin, no matter how minor or severe, a tummy tuck may be just what you need to get a flat, tight midsection.
Who is a Good Candidate?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure. This means that you want to be in relatively good shape before surgery and be at or near a stable, normal weight. Good candidates also have realistic expectations regarding the results of the procedure, as well as the time available in their schedule for recovery.
It is important to understand that good candidates for a tummy tuck are getting the procedure done because they want it and not because someone else is pressuring them to have it done. People tend to be happiest with the outcome of the procedure when they are the ones who wanted the procedure in the first place. They got it done because they were unhappy with their figure and wanted to do something about it.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
The details of each tummy tuck procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual is unique and has their own set of circumstances and goals. With that being said, during a typical tummy tuck, excess skin and fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened.
Recovering from a Tummy Tuck
While you will likely be uncomfortable in the days following your tummy tuck, you will be prescribed medication to reduce your discomfort. It is important to follow our surgical team’s instructions regarding post-op care to ensure the best results.
Once you have fully recovered from your tummy tuck, you won’t believe what a difference it makes in your life. Instead of hiding your figure at the beach, you will be happy to show off your new and toned physique in a swimsuit. And it doesn’t just stop there. Your clothes will fit better, and you will have a newfound confidence that you didn’t think was possible.
Get All the Facts
If you have loose skin on your midsection and no amount of diet and exercise seems to help, a tummy tuck can give you the results you want. If you’re ready to discuss your options, schedule a consultation at Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton, NC. We happily serve clients in the Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book your appointment!