Are you dealing with excess abdominal skin, bulges of fat, and loose muscles? If so, a tummy tuck could work for you. Many patients don’t realize that this procedure has practical benefits as well as cosmetic benefits. During a tummy tuck, Dr. J. Timothy Katzen can gently reposition your abdominal muscles, and that could help improve your core strength. This popular cosmetic procedure also allows Dr. Katzen to remove extra tissue, skin, and fat. The end result that you can finally be happy with is a flat, toned abdomen.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Anyone who is considering a tummy tuck should understand that it isn’t a substitute for weight loss. Before a tummy tuck, it is always best to lose as much weight as possible. You should be close or at your ideal body weight. It is also important to understand that a tummy tuck is not one-size-fits-all. The tummy tuck is tailored to the patient. Depending on the situation, Dr. Katzen may remove excess skin and fat, tighten the underlying abdominal muscles, and then pull the remaining skin tight in order to create a tight and toned midsection. A tummy tuck involves a recovery period. However, as long as you take it as easy as possible and follow Dr. Katzen’s instructions regarding healing, you can start to enjoy your results in just weeks. It is important to continue to live a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain your results.
Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck
No matter what you do to stay at a healthy weight and protect your skin, there may come a point when you notice cosmetic issues with your midsection. Loose skin can be caused by many different factors, including weight loss, childbirth, hormonal changes, and previous procedures. Some of these issues can also damage the underlying muscles and connective tissue. If you are struggling with bulges of soft tissue or extra abdominal skin, then you might be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. During your initial meeting with Dr. Katzen, you can learn more about the tummy tuck and how it might benefit you specifically.
Talk to Dr. Katzen About a Tummy Tuck
You can get all the facts about a tummy tuck during a consultation at the office of J. Timothy Katzen, MD. We have offices in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Katzen!