Now that it’s getting warmer, more people are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery to enhance their look in time for summer. A contoured body and slim waistline are great for the sunny beach season. A tummy tuck is one of the most common procedures that both men and women undergo at this time of the year in preparation for summer. The procedure eliminates fat and the excess skin for a flat and firm mid-section of the body. They tighten the abdominal muscles and get rid of any loose skin around the tummy. If you want to address love handles or flanks, your surgeon may recommend adding liposuction for the best results.
A body contouring procedure can be life-changing, and it is important to gather facts before you visit your plastic surgeon. If you want to improve your body shape for summer, here is everything you need to know about a tummy tuck:
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck works well for people with good medical health who are struggling with loose or excess skin around the tummy. The patient should be in their ideal weight range and set realistic goals that are achievable with the procedure. What some people don’t seem to understand is that tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure, not a substitute to weight loss programs. If you are overweight, a tummy tuck may not fix your problem. You need to consider diet programs and regular workouts. A tummy tuck is purely designed for people with excess or loose skin that can be impossible to remove with diet and exercise alone.
How Is A Tummy Tuck Performed?
A tummy tuck is a relatively simple surgical procedure. Dr. Basile makes an incision in the lower abdomen and elevates the skin off the adnominal tissues. He then removes the loose skin that usually settles below the midline of the abdomen. The underlying muscles may also need tightening around the midline of the stomach. Dr. Basile then sutures the abdominal tissues and skin for a firm and flat abdomen.
Most patients can resume work within two weeks after a tummy tuck, but it can take up to six weeks to fully recover and engage in rigorous exercises. Surgical drains will be placed below the skin to get rid of excess fluid. Compression garments are recommended to help control swelling and promote healing. Swelling is common during the first few days and will continue to diminish with time. The scar is usually on the lower side of the abdomen and it is hard for people to notice it even when you wear a bikini in summer.
After healing, you can have a firmer and flatter tummy. Patients report feeling more positive and confident about their body as they enjoy sunny days on the beach in summer.
Dr. Patrick Basile and our team of practice staff members are committed to providing the best services at reasonable fees. We have been in the industry for several years and understand the needs of our clients. Our surgeon is certified by the board of plastic surgeons and seeks to provide the highest level of care to our patients. We perform body cosmetic procedures in an accredited facility with state-of-the-art equipment. If you want to undergo a tummy tuck in preparation for summer, contact us for more information.