Are you fed up with that extra flab on your tummy? Have you already been dieting and exercising regularly without achieving your desired results? If so, it’s time to take the next step and come in for an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck.

This surgery can not only remove that extra flabbiness but also has the capability of giving you a firm abdominal wall by restoring the weakened and damaged muscles.

If you are thinking about getting liposuction instead of an abdominoplasty, it’s important to know the major differences between these two procedures. While liposuction can remove excess fatty tissue, it doesn’t provide a method of firming up sagging skin or addressing loose muscles. Abdominoplasty can accomplish all three improvements, making it an all-in-one procedure.

Who Is Eligible to Undergo Abdominoplasty?

While abdominoplasty can be used to remove fat, it is not to be used as a weight-loss procedure. Instead, it is best for patients who have a moderate body weight and are also in stable health. It is advised that you not smoke before or after the procedure, as this can affect the healing process and more.

Abdominoplasty works well for patients who want to tighten their loose abdominal skin and muscles, especially for women who have experienced one or more pregnancies. In some cases, it can remove stretch marks from the abdomen. The tummy tuck surgery is also effective if you want to remove excess fatty tissue in order to sculpt the abdomen.

What Are the Various Types of Abdominoplasty?

We offer two types of abdominoplasty:

Full Abdominoplasty: The full abdominoplasty is meant for those patients who aim for maximum correction. The incision that is made ranges from one hip bone to the other.

Partial Abdominoplasty: The partial abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck, is conducted in cases when the abdominal issues are all located beneath the navel, on the lower abdomen. The incision is shorter than that of the full procedure. Because this technique is less invasive, the recovery time is shorter.

What Measures Should You Take Before Undergoing Abdominoplasty?

Doctors strictly advise stopping the intake of any form of nicotine before abdominoplasty. Smoking should be completely stopped for at least a month before the surgery. You must also make sure that you are taking all the necessary nutrients in the right amounts. If you aren’t, it will take longer to recover from the surgery.

You must also speak to your surgeon about all forms of medications and supplements that you take, because sometimes they should be stopped before the surgery. Avoid taking all NSAIDs before your surgery in order to prevent excess bleeding.

Abdominoplasty can not only enhance your overall look but also make you look younger by removing all that sagging. You can have a better posture, as well as a toned and fit abdomen.

A Tummy Tuck Consultation

When you speak with experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Miranda during a consultation, you’ll be able to learn more about your procedure and see before-and-after photos. You’ll also be able to ask any abdominoplasty questions you may have. Get started today – contact us for your consultation time and date.