Cosmetic Surgery : Are you Considering an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?

Pope Plastic Surgery Center - ASPS Member Surgeon

In today’s world, appearance is of great importance. It helps in your career development, in improving your social interactions and in boosting your self-confidence. With the growing concern over our health, many people have gone to gyms and enrolled in weight loss programs or programs to keep them fit. Even with exercise, a difficult part to deal with is the abdomen. The excess fat of the abdomen is difficult to eliminate, exercise can reduce the fat but it doesn’t totally eliminate it. In this scenario, you may wish to consider a safe, simple, yet very effective procedure known as Abdominoplasty or simply, a Tummy tuck.

Abdominoplasty removes the excess fat from your abdomen resulting in a firmer, flatter and smoother abdomen. To achieve your desired result, the procedure employs various techniques depending on the case. The surgery removes the excess fat and tightens the abdominal muscles or also includes removing the loose skin.

This surgery can also be performed along with liposuction for a better outcome.

Candidates for Abdominoplasty are those who wish to correct one or more of the following conditions:

  1. Loose skin over the abdomen
  2. Protruding abdomen due to excess fats
  3. Weakened abdominal muscles caused by pregnancy or weight gain
  4. Abdomen that has lost its contour and is not in proportion to the entire body
  5. Too much fatty tissue in the abdominal area

A tummy tuck is not recommended for clients with diabetes, uncontrolled obesity and those who intend to get pregnant again. It is also performed best when the client has reached or near the ideal body weight.

Before surgery, the surgeon carefully considers the factors that may influence the results of the procedure. These include: age, heredity, obesity, and general health of the patient. The surgeon performs a general assessment and examination to evaluate your fitness for the procedure.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis and may take about three to four hours.

Without all the excess fat, you will look and feel younger. Adding to that, the effects of Abdominoplasty last for several more years. Once you have recovered from the procedure, you can choose to wear the clothes and swim wear you have wanted to use in the past.

In the Florida area, the Pope Plastic Surgery offers the expertise of leading plastic surgeons in procedures such as tummy tucks, breast reduction, and more.

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