The abdominal area is one of the most difficult to firm and tone. Those who’ve lost weight and continue to take part in a healthy diet and exercise routine still have trouble losing that stubborn belly fat. There is something you can do about it. Take a look below to get all the facts about abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, so that you can make an informed decision regarding whether the procedure is right for you.
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. In addition, the muscles of the abdominal walls are tightened during this procedure. The result is a smoother, flatter, and more toned silhouette. Sometimes supplemental treatments such as liposuction are performed at the same time as a tummy tuck in order to provide enhanced results or to address specific issues. It’s important to understand that this is a surgical procedure, so it’s important that you understand what’s involved, how it works and what to expect following abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty is appropriate for both men and women who are in relatively good health and who wish to remove the excess fat that hasn’t responded to diet and weight loss. This may be particularly useful for women who have undergone numerous pregnancies to help tighten the abdominal muscles and remove loose skin. In addition, those who’ve lost a great deal of weight and now have sagging skin can often benefit from this procedure. It’s best to wait until you’ve decided to be done having children and have lost your ideal amount of weight before having a tummy tuck. Abdominoplasty is not meant to be an alternative to weight loss. Finally, it’s important that you have a realistic expectation of what to expect from your procedure.
What to Expect
Mr. Stephen Salerno can give you comprehensive instructions on how to take care of yourself during your recovery period. Strenuous activities may be limited for at least six weeks. It can take some time to feel like your old self and to become comfortable with your new body. Be gentle with yourself and focus on following Mr. Salerno’s instructions and taking care of yourself.
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that offers dramatic results if you’re hoping to lose that excess belly fat that just won’t seem to budge. We’d love to answer your questions and begin the process. Visit REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds or Werribee to learn more. We serve residents throughout the Melbourne area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!