26 Oct Should I Lose Weight Before My Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck can do wonders for your figure and self-esteem. Many women dream of and work so hard to achieve a tight and flat midsection only to be left with extra loose skin and fat that refuses to budge no matter how many hours you spend in the gym. If you diligently do your crunches and watch what you eat and still have that spare tire around your abdomen, a tummy tuck from John Park MD Plastic Surgery may be just the solution. But what exactly is a tummy tuck, and do you really need to lose all your weight before you undergo it, or can it be part of your weight loss efforts?
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from your abdominal region. During a tummy tuck, an incision is made from hip bone to hip bone and the excess skin is cut away. If there is extra fat in the area, liposuction can be used to successfully remove it to help create a smooth contour. Most of the time during a tummy tuck, the abdominal muscles are sutured back together to repair any separation that may have occurred due to pregnancy or weight gain. Once the skin and fat have been excised and the muscles stitched tight, the belly button is repositioned and the remaining skin is pulled taut before closing the incision. The result is a tone and sleek abdomen that gives you a slim silhouette.
Use a Tummy Tuck To Make the Finishing Touches
Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park recommends that you be close to or at your ideal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck. This is to help you achieve and maintain optimum results. If you continue to lose weight following your abdominoplasty, you may end up with additional excess abdominal skin that will inadvertently affect, even cancel out, the results from your previous surgery. A tummy tuck should never be used as a weight loss tool but rather as a tool to put the finishing touches on your weight loss success.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation at John Park MD Plastic Surgery
If you have put forth the work and have lost the weight but are still struggling with excess skin and fat in your midsection, contact Dr. Park to schedule your tummy tuck consultation. You can easily achieve the flat and toned tummy you’ve been working so hard to get with a little help from John Park MD Plastic Surgery. Call us today – (949) 777-6883.