Loose skin in the abdominal area can make it difficult to wear the clothes you want or feel comfortable showing your body. Both men and women may choose to have a tummy tuck procedure for a flatter abdominal area and a boost in self-confidence! Understanding the procedure process and what it can do for you can help you decide if you’re a candidate.
What it Can and Can’t Treat
A tummy tuck can remove lax skin and tissue in the abdominal area, but it is not effective in removing large amounts of fat. While the procedure alone can tighten the stomach, liposuction might be added if stubborn fat is a concern. Women often decide to have a tummy tuck to restore their pre-pregnancy body due to stretching of the abdominal. If you have other areas of the body that were affected during pregnancy, you might decide to have your tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover instead of by itself. A mommy makeover combines other procedures such as a breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction for a full-body recontour.
The Procedure Process
Your tummy tuck procedure can be customized to meet your goals and needs. If your excess skin and tissue is only present below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck might be enough to give you the contoured figure you want. A standard tummy tuck procedure can address loose skin in the entire abdominal area, as well as reposition the belly button and smooth stretch marks. If you want to remove extra skin and tighten the muscles in the abdomen as well as the lower back, you might choose to have an extended tummy tuck procedure.
After your tummy tuck procedure, you’ll be required to go through a couple weeks of recovery, with up to six weeks of exercise restrictions. Your surgeon will give you more information about your recovery based on the techniques being used. Once you begin to heal you will notice the true results of your procedure! Your abdominal area will be flatter with a smoother contour and you should feel more confident with your body.