Our diet and exercise habits have a lot to do with the shape of our bodies, but there is only so much that good habits can do. Excess skin on the stomach and abdomen often doesn’t respond to good nutrition and plentiful activity. Caused by weight loss, pregnancy or simple aging, this excess skin can sag and droop, robbing you of the tight, toned core you want. If you have extra skin and are open to considering an effective solution, an abdominoplasty may be the right choice for you in Edinburg, TX.
The Abdominoplasty Procedure
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia. During the procedure, our surgeon may remove excess skin and some fat and tightening the underlying muscles in the abdomen.
This procedure is mainly designed to remove excess skin. If you still have a little bit of excess fat on your abdomen, our surgeon may be able to remove it during the procedure. However, it all depends on the situation. Liposuction may be a better fit for you. Abdominoplasty and liposuction can be done at the same time under the right circumstances. If you are overweight or obese, bariatric surgery, nutrition counseling and/or a dedicated exercise program are all avenues you would need to explore long before considering an abdominoplasty with our surgeon in Edinburg, TX.
It is important to keep in mind that an abdominoplasty does involve a recovery. Of course, some people will take longer to recover and some will recover faster. Your recovery time will depend on several facets, including your expectations and whether or not you closely follow our surgeon’s instructions. Your expectations are a factor because normal to you may not be normal to someone else. For example, someone who works at a desk all day and enjoys knitting in front of the television at night may feel normal far sooner than someone who works in construction and enjoys triathlon training. If you lead a high-octane lifestyle, expect it to take a little bit longer for you to recover fully.
Moving Forward with Plastic Surgery
If you have extra skin on your abdomen and feel like you’ve done all you can with diet and exercise, it might be time to consider a better solution. An abdominoplasty could give you a taut, toned midsection in just one procedure. Make an appointment at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX to learn more. We happily serve men and women in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!