Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty is helpful for men and women alike. The best candidates are those in good general health who are unhappy with the protrusion of their stomach or have loose skin concerns. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss solution, therefore the ideal candidate will also be at their ideal weight.
A tummy tuck is particularly beneficial for women whose pregnancies have weakened their abdominal muscles. Your comprehensive consultation with an LPS specialist can tell you more about what abdominoplasty techniques are ideal for your physique.
What is the Abdominoplasty Recovery Like?
Patients likely experience the most discomfort in the first few days after the procedure, and your LPS surgeon can help alleviate this with prescription pain management. The tummy tuck is a fairly extensive procedure since it involves the abdominal muscles, and as such, most patients require 2 weeks of recovery before returning to work. It’s normal not to feel quite like yourself for even a couple of months following your tummy tuck.
As the swelling subsides and your tissues settle into their new position in the following weeks, you’ll begin to feel better and more like you did before the procedure. Following all aftercare instructions will help you minimize the risk of complications and improve your overall recovery.
What Results Can I Expect?
Once your healing is well underway, you’ll have a measurable improvement to the shape and flatness of your stomach. Your skin will be tighter, and often, stretch marks you had due to pregnancy are gone. Clothing is more flattering, and you’ll find yourself happier with your reflection. You’ll develop a better self-image, and your boosted confidence will have a positive ripple effect on other aspects of your life and relationships.
Some Longwood Plastic Surgery patients say their tummy tuck was the best decision they’ve ever made!