What is a Tummy Tuck?
For women and men alike, sagging skin and unwanted fat throughout the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite efforts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most popular reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a tighter and slimmer stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring enhancement that successfully transforms the stomach area. Plano, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina performs abdominoplasty that is based on the results desired. This popular surgery at Beyond Beautiful Texas allows patients the chance to have a slimmer, tighter tummy and restored confidence. Learn more about how abdominoplasty can remove excess fat and skin while also tightening the stomach muscles before contacting us for your consultation.
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Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty can be offered to both men and women. If you battle loose or wrinkly skin in addition to excess fat in the stomach, this surgical treatment can help you regain a slimming and more toned look. We suggest you be at a normal, stable weight prior to surgery. Abdominoplasty is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it surgically corrects loose skin. A form of liposuction is usually implemented during surgery to reduce fat. If your stomach area has healthy skin tightness, but you still are not satisfied with the appearance of your midsection even if diet and exercise have failed, we may recommend liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past pregnancy so that the surgical outcomes are not affected.
How Are Tummy Tucks Performed?
Abdominoplasty is performed with general anesthesia. There are various techniques that come into consideration when the surgery is performed by Dr. Aliano Messina, which is geared to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision type is selected based on the amount of excess skin. Some patients with severe loose skin may require an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision from hip bone to hip bone, just on top of the pubic region. Other patients with minimal skin wrinkling may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These patients still benefit from skin tightening but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all tummy tuck procedures involve the excision of loose skin and liposuction.
What Results Can I Expect From a Tummy Tuck?
When abdominoplasty is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression garment to assist with swelling. Walking upright will be difficult at first so you should take it easy for a couple of days. Moving about becomes easier once the tightness subsides and the incision begins to heal. Most patients can generally resume everyday functions after around two weeks. Workouts can begin later, closer to eight weeks or earlier if you are cleared by our staff. The abdomen will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will look and feel normal again after recovering.
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Many factors can lead to a sagging tummy that leaves behind loose skin. We understand it can be annoying and frustrating, but tummy tuck surgery is generally an incredible way to overcome this. If you are bothered by the hanging skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, tummy tuck surgery by Dr. Aliano Messina in Plano, TX can help you get the look you desire. Please contact Beyond Beautiful Texas to learn more.