A tummy tuck procedure has many potential uses, which is why it is one of the most popular procedures today. Extra skin leftover from significant weight loss can diminish the look of your new body, but tummy tuck can get rid of that extra skin. If working out and dieting does not result in the kind of weight loss you’re looking for, a tummy tuck can help with that. At aFresh Med Spa & Plastic Surgery we cater to our patients’ needs and wants, so please contact our office in Glenview today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Karol Gutowski.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is used to remove excess fat and skin around the abdomen area. The procedure can also restore weakened or separated muscles, which creates an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. The perfect beach bod is still achievable, even if exercise and other forms of weight control have let you down.
There are many reasons why a tummy tuck is an optimal solution for sagging skin or weight loss. The most common reasons why patients receive a tummy tuck instead of continuing to labor fruitlessly at the gym or the salad bar are:
- Prior surgery
- Significant fluctuations in weight
Patients who have received a tummy tuck have sometimes reported a significantly improved quality of life, body satisfaction, and more benefits.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
A no-drain tummy tuck helps with a speedier recovery, making it a better choice for those wanting a faster and safer recovery. The procedure includes:
- Anesthesia – the best choice will be recommended by your doctor.
- Incision – a horizontal incision below the belly button is made so that the weakened abdominal muscles can be repaired. Then the upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a shirt, and the excess skin is trimmed. The remaining skin is sutured together and a new opening for the belly button is created
- Closing the incision
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are bothered in any way by the appearance of your abdomen and you understand your expectations for the outcome of a tummy tuck, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. We ask that you are physically healthy and at a stable weight, because although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the impressive transformation may not be quite as dramatic if the patient’s weight is not stable.
If you are interested in a tummy tuck procedure, please contact our office in Glenview today to schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you on this transformative journey!