Losing weight is a challenge for most people. At times, that is only half the battle. Removing the excess skin and fat is the other half. Thankfully, a tummy tuck procedure can help you with that. While it is a big procedure, it can benefit and help you reach your body goals. At Feldmar Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, CA we offer tummy tuck treatment. Contact us if you are interested in a tummy tuck, and we will ensure that you have all the information you need.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Before you decide that a tummy tuck is the right course of action, you should know what it is. The procedure is also known as abdominoplasty. The procedure targets excessive skin and fat in your abdominal region. A tummy tuck can also restore weakened muscles so you can have a smoother abdominal region.
Why Get a Tummy Tuck?
A balanced diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and have a toned body. However, there are often areas of stubborn fat that exercise, and diets don’t target. If you are struggling to achieve your desired body goals in your abdomen area, you could benefit from a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is also helpful for those who are at a normal weight but have a protruding stomach that sags. Often, loose skin on your stomach can be a result of aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, loss, or heredity. Tummy tuck procedures are for women and men who want a slimmer and more toned figure. Abdominoplasty can also tighten the muscles in your abdomen region. If you feel that you need a tummy tuck, be sure to contact us.
Types of Tummy Tucks
There are two types of tummy tucks that you can choose from depending on your body and the goal you want to reach.
Full Tummy Tuck
remove excess skin, tighten the abdominal muscles, and use liposuction to reshape your abdomen. The recovery time for this procedure is usually longer than the partial tummy tuck.
Partial Tummy Tuck
A partial tummy tuck is more suitable for patients with stubborn fat deposits under the navel area. We will not need to reposition your belly button. We will only make one incision in the pubic area of your abdomen.
Preparing for Your Tummy Tuck Procedure
The first step to having a tummy tuck is scheduling an initial consultation with us to discuss your desired results and current situation. This is also the time to ask questions so you can be comfortable with the procedure. It is also during this session that we will ask you about your medical conditions, allergies, medication, lifestyle habits, and previous surgeries. It is important to be honest about all these things so we can find the best solution to help you reach your goal.
During this session, we will also tell you about the process of the tummy tuck so you can make the appropriate plans. For instance, depending on the procedure, you may need to prepare to stay overnight. The patient will be given a general anesthetic so that the surgery is painless.
Before the Procedure
For the surgery to be successful, you may need to make arrangements or stop certain habits before your procedure.
Smoking can slow the healing process and increase the risk of tissue damage, so you may need to stop smoking before the procedure and during your recovery period.
Avoid Certain Medication
Medication that increases bleeding, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements. Be sure to check with us before you stop taking any medication, and follow the guidelines we provide to ensure optimal results.
Maintain a Certain Weight
You may need to maintain your weight for a few months before your procedure. If you are overweight, you may need to lose a certain amount of weight before your tummy tuck. You would not want to lose too much weight after the procedure since that will affect the results.
Arrange for Help
You will need someone to drive you home from the hospital and stay with you for at least one night after your procedure. This is to ensure that the healing and recovery process goes well.
The Recovery Period
Bandages and dressings will be applied to the incisions to help you recover. We may prescribe a special compression garment or elastic bandage to dress the wound. These things will minimize swelling and provide support to your abdomen after the tummy tuck.
You will also have small tubes under your skin temporarily to drain excess fluid or blood that may accumulate after the surgery. We will instruct you on how to care for the drains and surgical site to help you recover properly. We will also prescribe medication to support your recovery.
Patients should expect some downtime after the procedure. You will not be able to resume all daily activities right away. You will need to ease back into your routine slowly and be cautious with how you move around. Strenuous activities will need to be put on hold until you have recovered.
Ready for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
At Feldmar Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, CA we provide all the relevant information you need for a successful tummy tuck. We will guide you through the process carefully to ensure great results. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation so you can start the journey. We also serve people from San Fernando Valley, Palisades, and Santa Monica areas.