Deciding whether or not to have a tummy tuck requires careful consideration and honest discussion with your doctor. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a very successful procedure to help people who want to tighten loose skin and weakened muscles in their abdominal area. It is not considered a weight loss surgery, but can be an excellent way to refine your shape and regain a more youthful appearance and body contour.
If you are wondering if a tummy tuck is right for you, try laying down on your back and seeing what your stomach bulge does. If your stomach flattens, then it’s a good guess that your bulk is on the outside of your stomach muscles. A tummy tuck can strengthen muscles and tighten loose skin giving you that flatter, healthier stomach appearance. If your stomach still looks rounded when you are laying flat, your stomach bulk is possibly inside your abdomen and surgery may not be the right option for you. It’s important to consult with a board certified surgeon who takes the time to explain the procedure thoroughly and knows how accurately to assess if you will benefit from a tummy tuck. Your surgeon should also carefully listen to your aesthetic goals to understand your expectations of any cosmetic surgery.
Ask yourself these questions to help determine if a tummy tuck is a good option for you:
- Are you in generally good health, physically and mentally?
- Do you have realistic expectations for your surgical results?
- If you are a woman, are you finished having children?
- Have you lost weight but plan on your weight being stable after the procedure?
- Does the skin around your midsection look droopy?
- Do you feel you have weakened stomach muscles?
If you are an adult in good health with that belly pooch or sag that just won’t respond to diet and exercise, you can take that next step and schedule a consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon to discuss options for a new contoured you.
Rowley Plastic Surgery offers Lubbock patients expert, caring options in plastic surgery. You are in good hands with doctors and staff who have over two decades of abdominoplasty experience. Schedule your consultation today.