A Tummy Tuck Can Give You a Toned and Sculpted Stomach

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Posted: March 12, 2018

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can be performed to flatten and tighten the abdominal area. It is the ideal solution for removing stubborn fat deposits that are difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone.

The procedure will also allow me to remove excess skin that sags and repair weakened abdominal muscles. It is a useful procedure for both men and women who have tried everything from special workout routines to strict diets, but have achieved very little in the form of results.

When Should I Opt for a Tummy Tuck?

There are a great deal of factors that can contribute to the development of stubborn fat. One of the biggest factors in women is being pregnant. After giving birth, losing the extra weight can prove to be incredibly difficult, but with a tummy tuck, you can get rid of these stubborn fat deposits quickly and safely.

It is best to undergo this surgery after you have given birth and if you are done having children. Becoming pregnant at any point after the procedure can reverse the results of the initial surgery.

People undergoing a tummy tuck should also be within their ideal weight range. If you are still planning to lose more weight, you should wait until you are in your desired range, usually within 15 pounds, to undergo the treatment.

A tummy tuck is not a substitute for losing weight, but it can help those who need help getting rid of that extra layer of fat that has proven too stubborn to get rid of. If you desire more drastic changes, a liposuction may prove to be a better option.

A tummy tuck is a specialized procedure that targets the abdominal area. It is a great option if you are in good general health and in need of abdominal contouring.

What Are the Different Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures?

The full tummy tuck can provide substantial changes throughout the entire abdominal region. The surgery involves moving the belly button and reshaping the skin from one end to another. It’s ideal for those who require extensive improvements to their abdominal area.

A mini or partial tummy tuck involves working under the navel area only. If your problem area is the lower abdominal region, then you may require only a mini procedure.

Preparing for Your Tummy Tuck

The first and most important step when planning a tummy tuck is to schedule a consultation to talk about you desired changes and the details involved with the procedure. During your consultation, discuss your medical history and medication use.

You will need to stop smoking before and after the surgery for a few weeks to make sure that no complications arise and to ensure a fast recovery time. The same is applicable for your alcohol consumption as well. You won’t be able to use any pain medication that I don’t recommend a couple of weeks before the surgery and a few weeks after the surgery.


Recovering from your tummy tuck may take up to a few weeks. You will need to follow my post-surgical instructions to optimize your results. You may be required to stop performing some strenuous activities and take some time off work to rest and relax.

Depending on the extent of your surgery, you may be required to wear a compression garment or an elastic band to keep everything secure.

What Results Can You Expect

Once the swelling subsides and your recovery is complete, you will experience a flatter and more defined tummy that fits the contours of your entire bodily profile. The change in your aesthetics will make you look more beautiful and give you a boost in confidence.

Contact Our Office

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of a tummy tuck? Contact our office to schedule an informative consultation. With my help, you can finally achieve the flat and toned abdominal profile you desire.