Tummy tucks are popular cosmetic procedures for people looking to improve their aesthetic. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves surgically removing the excess skin and fat around the abdomen. The results are a firmer and tighter tummy that both men and women can benefit from. Women often choose to have a tummy tuck after pregnancy, but it’s not the only reason you might have a tummy tuck. Another reason you might choose to have one is if you have lost weight and want to remove excess skin.
You might be a candidate for a tummy tuck if you want a smoother and firmer abdomen.
Abdominoplasty is the term referred to a number of tummy tuck procedures. Here at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we offer several types of tummy tuck to help you meet your needs. There are five different procedures, which are Mini Abdominoplasty, Standard Abdominoplasty, Extended Abdominoplasty, Double Extended with Vertical Incision Abdominoplasty and Circumferential Lift.
A tummy tuck tightens the abdomen with an incision between the pubic hairline and the belly button. This does leave a scar, although the size of the scar will depend on which type of abdominoplasty is used. The scar can be covered by a bikini/underwear and will fade over time, although how visible it is can vary.
Recovery from a tummy tuck looks different for different people. You might be able to return to non-strenuous activities in just a few weeks, although you will likely experience some discomfort and swelling during recovery. As with any surgery, there are risks associated with having a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks can usually be performed as outpatient surgery and are carried out under general anesthesia.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck can offer you some amazing benefits if you want a firmer abdomen. Firstly, you might want to consider the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction. Both can improve the look of your abdomen, so which is right for you? Liposuction is used to remove fat, whereas a tummy tuck surgically tightens and repairs the abdomen. If you’re looking for skin tightening, a tummy tuck is a right choice for you. A tummy tuck can give you the smooth and taut abdomen that you want, getting rid of a paunch, and even tightening your muscles.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?
Are you a candidate for tummy tuck surgery? If you are a generally healthy person and your weight is stable, as well as being a nonsmoker, you should be healthy enough for the procedure. If you want to change the appearance of your abdomen and you have realistic expectations of the results that the procedure can deliver, a tummy tuck can give you the look and the confidence that you’re looking for. You might have sagging or excess skin, excess fatty tissue, or weakened abdominal muscles that you want to repair.
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