An abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. Outpaced only by breast augmentation and rhinoplasty, a tummy tuck is an ideal option for achieving a tight and toned midsection. Not only will this improve aesthetics, but this procedure can also decrease discomfort, increase mobility and improve skin quality in those with large amounts of loose skin.
Your Future Family Planning Strategy
Women who are of childbearing age will want to think very carefully about their future family planning while considering a tummy tuck. Since excess skin and fatty tissue is removed during the procedure, getting pregnant again after surgery could undo our surgeon’s work entirely. It’s also possible that the pulling sensation of your growing belly could be extremely uncomfortable. A tummy tuck is best done once you are through carrying children.
The Stability of Your Current Weight
A tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin and some fat. As such, it’s important that you are close to your ideal weight and have been stable at that weight for some time before considering surgery. If you tend to yo-yo diet or have a seasonal gain/lose cycle, it’s time to get to a healthy, stable weight.
Your Ability to Take Adequate Recovery Time
Rushing back to work or daily activities too soon can impact your results and leave you dissatisfied after your procedure. Ideally, you should have someone available to assist you post-surgery and the full amount of time to take away from work to allow your body to heal properly. People with realistic expectations tend to be the happiest with their results. Those who think they will walk out of their procedure without any downtime are simply setting themselves up for disappointment.
Learn More During a Consultation
Deciding to have a tummy tuck is a deeply personal choice, and every patient is different. With that being said, certain considerations factor heavily into a person’s candidacy for this procedure. If you have additional questions or would like a professional opinion regarding your case, feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ronald Gilmer at Restored Images in Nashville, TN. Our team would be delighted to review your case and educate you about all the options available. A tummy tuck may be just what you’ve been looking for to achieve your goals for your body. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.