Abdominoplasty, also referred to as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to tighten and smooth your stomach. If you are within the range of your goal weight, have struggled to sculpt your stomach and are ready for some help from our plastic surgeon, abdominoplasty may be the solution for you. It goes a step further than liposuction.
Liposuction will only remove excess fat. Abdominoplasty, however, is tailored to meet your needs by removing excess skin that may be hanging around on your abdomen. It can also be used to tighten your abdominal muscles through the use of sutures. Your results may last as long as you continue to follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise to avoid weight gain. It is up to you to maintain your results.
What Happens During Abdominoplasty?
While each procedure will be personalized depending on your needs, the general process begins by removing excess skin in the area. Deposits of fat will also be removed. Sutures will be used to tighten up your abdominal muscles. The remaining skin will be repositioned to make your abdominal area look tighter and more toned.
Mr. Salerno will send you home with special instructions concerning how to care for yourself after your procedure and what steps you can take to recover as quickly as possible. Be sure to follow our plastic surgeon’s recommendations to ensure the most comfortable recovery process as possible.
When to Consider Abdominoplasty?
If you have lost a great deal of weight or have been pregnant, you are likely to have excess fat and skin that is hanging on to your abdomen. When your own efforts at diet and exercise fail, plastic surgery may be an alternative that works for you. You need to be prepared for what is involved in your surgery and recovery. You should also work hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle to continue to enjoy the benefits of your abdominoplasty after you have had your procedure. This procedure may be able to give you a flat, toned stomach, but it is up to you to keep it.
Ask Us About Abdominoplasty Today
When you become frustrated with your abdomen after all your hard work, our plastic surgeon is here for you to offer you another solution. Make an appointment for your consultation visit with us at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Melbourne to discuss your concerns with your abdomen. Our plastic surgeon will help you determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.