The top plastic surgeons in Philadelphia see an influx in the popularity of tummy tucks in the summer, as everyone heads outside to show off their beach bodies. If you’re considering getting a tummy tuck for yourself, make sure that it’s the right procedure for you before making any kind of commitment.
Abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” is a surgery to remove excess skin and fat that accumulates around the lower stomach after pregnancy or other drastic weight loss. In a full abdominoplasty, muscles that have been stretched out due to obesity or pregnancy are tightened. If you feel self-conscious about excess skin or fat in the tummy area and do not plan on having any more children, a tummy tuck may be the answer to your body woes.
A full tummy tuck is performed under anesthesia, meaning that you will be asleep for the procedure. Your surgeon will make an incision near your pubic bone, strategically placed so that any scarring can easily be hidden by a bathing suit. Fat is then separated from muscles of the abdomen, and the fat is removed. Muscles surrounding the abdomen are tightened, and excess skin is removed. After your tummy tuck, you will find that the stomach area is smaller and tighter. Many candidates for abdominoplasty have recently had children or lost a large amount of weight, and want to get rid of sagging skin and stubborn abdominal fat. Following the procedure, you may experience discomfort, and recovery times vary from four days to two weeks.
The ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are in good health and have realistic expectations for the result of the procedure. Discussing your goals with one of the many trusted plastic surgeons in Philadelphia can help to ensure that you are not disappointed by the results of your tummy tuck, and can help make sure that you’re a good candidate for surgery.
At Gabay and Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery, our plastic surgeons Dr. Gabay and Dr. Gottlieb will work with you to make sure you’re fully comfortable and satisfied throughout the treatment process. To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, please feel free to contact us at 215-501-7565.