Abdominoplasty: A Great Body Shaping Surgery
An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to improve the appearance of the patient’s abdomen. During the tummy tuck, Mr. Stephen Salerno may remove excess fat and skin and tighten the patient’s abdominal muscles to give them a more toned appearance. An abdominoplasty body shaping surgery can be done on its own or along with another procedure like liposuction.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
There are different ways to perform this procedure. For example, Mr. Salerno may work on the entire abdominal area, or he may only work on the area below the navel. It all depends on the unique case. The details of each procedure vary based on what the patient wants to have done.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Mr. Salerno can instruct the patient on how to care for the bandages during the recovery. The patient may have to wear a compression garment to promote healing, reduce swelling, and maintain the new and improved contour. Mr. Salerno may also advise the patient on how to sit and lie down in ways that minimize discomfort. The patient should avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous activities for a set amount of time.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
An ideal candidate for this body shaping procedure is somebody in good overall health with realistic expectations regarding the procedure, the recovery, and the results. Abdominoplasty is not intended to be a weight loss procedure, so it is important that the patient is at or very close to their optimal weight. Maintaining a stable weight is also crucial, for weight fluctuations can undo the results of the procedure.
Would you like to learn more information about body shaping? During a consultation with our team at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, you can get all the facts about abdominoplasty and whether or not the procedure is right for you. Our office is located in Moonee Ponds, and we proudly serve clients throughout the Melbourne area. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started on your journey to achieving the body of your dreams!