A tummy tuck is a common, safe procedure that can greatly improve the lives of its recipients. However, surgery is always a major decision that should be considered carefully. Today, we can answer some frequently asked questions so that we can help you decide if this procedure is right for you.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty, flattens the stomach by removing excess fat and skin while tightening the abdominal muscles. Typical recipients of this procedure include women who recently gave birth and men and women who have lost significant amounts of weight.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Many people find a tummy tuck to be a good option for them. These include individuals who:
- Are at a stable, healthy weight
- Have realistic expectations
- Have loose or droopy skin around the stomach
- Have excess stomach fat that has not responded to diet and exercise
What Results Can I Expect?
While results vary from patient to patient, do not expect any significant weight loss after a tummy tuck. For patients who have lost an extreme amount of weight, an abdominoplasty may result in a firmer and flatter stomach for many years to come as long as you do not regain the weight you lost.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
Some additional things to consider include:
- Arranging time off work for your procedure
- Your overall health
- Your cosmetic goals
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you a think a tummy tuck would be right for you, contact the experts at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL. We happily serve men and women in the Chicago, St. Charles, Joliet, Geneva, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Aurora, Lombard, and Oak Brook areas. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.