If you’ve been wanting to transform your body after a pregnancy, weight loss, or simply because you don’t have the figure that you used to have, a tummy tuck could be the answer. At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, Texas, we specialize in this treatment and relish the opportunity to help you have the body that you’ve always wanted. These treatments, also called Abdominoplasties, can help your belly look firmer, thinner, and more defined. Many people find that getting an Abdominoplasty can truly change their life and give them renewed confidence.
Is a Tummy Tuck Worth It?
The short answer is yes; this treatment is totally worth it. Most patients start to see incredible results after about three months, and by six months after the treatment, they are amazed by how different their bodies look. Sometimes, the belly keeps getting flatter and better looking for up to a year. Since these treatments can absolutely revolutionize your body, they are considered to be an excellent investment in both your self-esteem and overall appearance.
Keep up with a logical exercise and diet regimen after your treatment to maintain your new shape. With a little bit of effort, your tummy could be truly transformed for the rest of your life, giving you those elusive abs and shape that you’ve always wanted.
An Excellent Option for Getting Your Ideal Body Back
Many people get these treatments after major events in their lives. You don’t need to have lost a significant amount of weight to benefit from this treatment, but if you have, it can change the way that you look forever. At its most basic definition, tummy tucks are contouring treatments that help activate and define your abdominal muscles and remove additional skin from your midsection. Plenty of people get these treatments done after pregnancy or to stave off the usual effects of aging and gravity.
Although virtually anyone can be a great candidate for these treatments, there are some qualities that will increase your chances of going through the treatment plan smoothly. Please consult with our team for more information on how you can maximize your chances of having a positive experience. We are happy to give you personalized care and a no-pressure consultation that will set you up for the best possible outcome.
Our mandate of giving our patients the white glove treatment means that you will be apprised of what to expect every step of the way. Your chances of having a smooth treatment increase if you are in good physical health and within roughly 20 percent of your desired weight. Additionally, as with most treatments, it’s helpful if you do not smoke. Smoking can occasionally complicate things both during the treatment and while you are in your recovery.
Since these treatments work to remove extra fat and skin, you will be most successful if you’ve had substantial weight loss or body fluctuations within the last six months. Although women are more likely to get these treatments done, men are good candidates also.
Combining Treatments for Maximum Results
At our practice, we believe in maximizing the patient experience and ensuring that you get the best possible results without substantial downtime. That’s why we are skilled at combining treatments for maximum results. During your consultation, we will ask you what areas of your body you want to address. We will then come up with a personalized plan just for you. Since our team performs roughly 100 tummy tucks each year, we are experts in combining them with other types of treatments, like breast lifts or liposuction.
One popular treatment option is the Mommy Makeover, which restores your body to its pre-pregnancy look, and maybe even goes a little bit above and beyond. Although Mommy Makeovers are the most popular combination of treatments, we can certainly look into other options depending on where you want to change your body. There are no cookie-cutter solutions, and each patient is treated like the individual that they are. That’s why our practice is so well-respected in Texas and beyond.
Keeping the Results for the Long Run
After you complete your treatment, you will want to keep the great results for as long as possible, which is why we suggest that you adhere to a healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen to maintain your new contoured belly. If you gain the weight back, your muscles could go back to their original position, and your stomach could fill out a little bit more. It’s entirely possible to keep the results of your treatment for the rest of your life.
Join a gym and consult a nutritionist to figure out how you can live your best, healthiest life. Many nutritionists and trainers can put together personalized plans that fit in with your lifestyle and are easy to maintain. You will also enjoy the additional benefits of exercise and nutrition in other areas of your life. The rest of your body could look slimmer, and most people find that they have a lot more energy and stabilized moods with exercise and a healthy diet.
Surprise Benefits of This Treatment
In addition to the obvious physical effects of this treatment, you may also have some pleasant surprises after your tummy tuck. Although these are by no means guaranteed, and everyone is different, patients have reported that they’ve had improvements in other areas of their lives.
Your Bladder Could Thank You
As we age, our bladders automatically get weaker and less reliable. It’s an unfortunate side effect of getting older. Women who have given vaginal birth also sometimes have weaker bladders, leading to accidents or frequent urination. For many people, their bladder problems can be a source of embarrassment. Although these treatments don’t specifically target the bladder region, they can help strengthen your bladder by fortifying the muscles around the pelvic floor. A stronger pelvic floor means that you will have fewer leaks or accidents when laughing, sneezing, or doing other day-to-day activities.
Since these treatments work on defining muscles, it makes sense that they can help your pelvic floor get a little tougher. It appears that these treatments can help you both get stronger and look stronger. A more reliable bladder can also help you keep your confidence up.
You Could Have Better Posture
Tougher abdominal muscles help your posture become naturally better. This is because your stomach muscles make up the core of your body. As your core strengthens, your spine elongates, and your posture improves. This not only means that you will look better, but you could also experience fewer problems in your back and neck. One of the leading causes of bain pain is poor posture, so if you correct how you stand and sit, your back muscles will thank you.
When we slouch, we also look less confident and can be perceived as being heavier. With better posture comes the look of more confidence, and since you’re elongating your body, you will also look leaner and more fit. Since these treatments already make you look more fit, good posture is just an added benefit to an already amazing makeover.
You Could Minimize Your Loose Skin
Those who lose a lot of weight generally complain that although the fat is gone, the loose skin remains. Loose skin can look unsightly when we are in the nude, and it can also bunch up under our clothing, giving the illusion that we are actually heavier than we are. Not only does loose skin hurt our self-confidence, but it also presents hygiene issues if we don’t wash it properly. Sometimes loose skin can lead to problems, like rashes.
Fortunately, these treatments tackle loose skin as well as abdominal fat and muscle tone. By reshaping the abdominal walls, the treatment is able to reduce or eliminate the loose skin from your midsection, leaving you with a clean and clear contoured belly that is free of any folds. Most people find that this astronomically improves their self-esteem and allows them to look and feel much more comfortable in their clothes.
Your Muscle Tone Could Improve
Although we can generally improve our muscle tone by exercising, some people find it difficult to get to certain muscular groups, particularly if they have lost a lot of weight or had several pregnancies. The muscles just don’t do what they used to do anymore. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can tighten up and activate the muscles, allowing them to perform at their best and continue performing that way long after your treatment is finished. Not only could your visible muscle tone improve, but you could have internal benefits as well.
Once activated, these muscles will be far easier to keep tone and will work to strengthen your bladder and improve your posture over time. We don’t often think about it, but our core is vital to our bodies’ overall health.
You Could See Stretch Marks Shrink
Stretch marks are another byproduct of losing a lot of weight or going through a pregnancy. Although they are very common, stretch marks can be somewhat unsightly and make people wary of wearing certain types of clothing or bathing suits. In addition to removing fat, loose skin, and enhancing muscle tone, a tummy tuck can shrink or even remove your stretch marks. This is due to the fact that the treatment overhauls your entire abdomen, reshaping it. Over the course of the treatment, your stretch marks could go away completely.
These treatments can help you to truly change your life, giving you a healthier, more functional body inside and a better-looking body on the outside. There is a good reason why they are one of the most popular treatments around and why so many people are satisfied for years to come.
Change Your Life and Body Today!
There’s no reason why you can’t change your life and body for the better today. If you’ve gone through any event that has caused big fluctuations in your weight, or if you’re simply experiencing the very normal effects of aging, this treatment can help you get the svelte and lovely body that you long for. With long-term positive effects on both your health and appearance, a tummy tuck can transform the way that you live your life and give you renewed confidence. You will feel and look better in clothes and without them, and be able to wear things that you never thought you could with ease.
If you’ve been on the fence about getting your tummy tuck, get in touch with our skilled team for a personalized consultation. Our goal is to make sure that you are completely comfortable and happy with your treatment plan. Call Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg and Rio Grande Valley/RGV Texas for your assessment today!