It’s one thing to make the decision that a tummy tuck is what you want, it’s another thing to understand what the procedure will entail and how to be prepared for it. The following is a good summary of what to expect from this procedure.
Like liposuction, a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty surgery, is one of the most commonly sought-after procedures at a plastic surgeon’s office. In its most basic form, it involves removing excess skin and stretch marks from the abdominal area, tightening the abdominal muscles, and perhaps, utilizing some liposuction to complement the results. The majority of people who seek out this procedure do it after they’ve given birth or after having lost a significant amount of weight, either naturally or through bariatric surgery.
In my previous post, I introduced the most common reasons someone may consider liposuction. Let’s say you’ve determined this is a procedure you want to pursue…what does getting liposuction really mean?
I’ve spent several posts addressing what it takes to be physically and emotionally ready to have the cosmetic procedures of liposuction or the tummy tuck. In the next several posts, I’m going to address these procedures respectively and what to expect. We’ll first cover liposuction.
In my previous post I discussed what a rhinoplasty procedure involves and how different each case is depending on your concerns and needs. As with any procedure, it’s important to have healthy expectations for your procedure and what can be accomplished. The following are pieces of advice I give my patients:
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