While we can control our amount of body fat with diet and exercise, our genes dictate where we hold it. For some of us, excess weight is carried in the thighs or buttocks, while others carry it all on the midsection. Even after the fat is whittled away through diligence and hard work, loose, puckered skin can remain in its place. If you’ve transformed your nutrition and your activity levels and are left with a flabby stomach, a tummy tuck may be just the answer to getting the tight, toned physique you’ve worked so hard to get.
Deciding if a Tummy Tuck is Right for You
There are some things you should consider when deciding if a tummy tuck is right for you. An ideal candidate is someone who doesn’t smoke, is in good general health and has the time to take away from work and pressing responsibilities to heal adequately.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
The tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure. The exact details of each surgery vary from patient to patient since each person is unique. However, during a typical tummy tuck, excess abdominal skin and fat are removed. The remaining abdominal skin is pulled tightly. The result is a tight and toned abdomen.
Recovering from a Tummy Tuck
You will need to take some time to heal after a tummy tuck procedure. As you heal and become stronger, it’s imperative that you don’t rush back into a hectic routine too soon. Doing so can compromise your healing and leave you with less than satisfactory results. Make sure to follow Dr. Katzen’s instructions regarding healing, and you will be out and enjoying your new figure before you know it.
Enhancing Your Figure
Deciding to have a tummy tuck is a big decision, but it’s one that can make very positive changes in your life. Your clothes will fit better, you’ll look better, and you’ll feel better. If you have any questions about a tummy tuck or you’d like to see if you are a good candidate, make an appointment at the office of J. Timothy Katzen, MD in Las Vegas or Beverly Hills. We’d be happy to review your case, discuss your options and help you get the physique you have in mind. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.