No matter how much time and energy you spend trying to sculpt the midsection of your dreams, there may come a point when it feels as if you are fighting an uphill battle. If that sounds like your own situation, then you might be an ideal tummy tuck candidate. This innovative procedure has helped millions of patients achieve their cosmetic goals, and it is an excellent option for anyone who is dealing with excess soft tissue in the midsection.
The Basics of a Tummy Tuck
Also referred to as abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic procedure that is carried out to improve the appearance of the midsection. While some fat can be removed during a tummy tuck, the primary purpose of this operation is to remove excess skin and tighten underlying muscles. After going through a pregnancy or losing weight, many people are left with quite a bit of loose skin throughout the abdominal area. That skin might eventually shrink on its own, but that could take years. With a cutting-edge tummy tuck procedure, we can greatly improve the appearance of your stomach in a matter of hours. You can also maintain those results for decades as long as you closely follow our aftercare instructions.
A Closer Look at the Procedure
This procedure can be carried out as an outpatient surgery. The exact details of the procedure will depend on a number of factors and can be discussed further during your consultation. After the skin has been excised and the underlying muscles have been repositioned, the surgeon can cover the treatment area and you can get started with the recovery process.
Once you have fully recovered, you can enjoy the results of the procedure. Patients who exercise multiple times a week and stick to healthy eating habits can often maintain the results for many years to come.
The Ideal Candidate
The tummy tuck is an ideal option for a patient who is unhappy with the appearance of their midsection after losing a significant amount of weight. That being said, a tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss procedure. You should be at or relatively close to your ideal weight before you have this operation carried out. You must also be dedicated to maintaining healthy lifestyle habits if you want to preserve the results for as long as possible. Gaining weight after the procedure could impact the results or lead to complications.
To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and your candidacy for it, we invite you to book an appointment at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg. We happily offer this procedure to clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley/RGV area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!