Abdomioplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Have you lost a significant amount of weight, but now have loose and sagging skin in your abdomen? have you noticed your abdomen sag as you’ve aged, and no amount of sit-ups or planks seem to tighten it back up? Or, If you are in generally good physical condition but are concerned about abdominal fat deposits and loose skin that do not respond to diet and exercise, an abdominoplasty can potentially reduce your protruding abdomen. You will look slimmer, fitter, and be altogether healthier.
What is an abdominoplasty?
Commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty surgically removes excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen. Older patients whose abdominal skin has lost some of its elasticity and have stubborn belly fat can also benefit from a tummy tuck.
To achieve the best results of Abdominoplasty, patients need to meet the following criteria:
• Be at or near your ideal goal weight.
• Having realistic expectations
• Be a non-smoker, as smoking can complicate both the procedure and your recovery time.
• Be in good physical and psychological health.
Who is a good candidate for abdominoplasty?
Good candidate with loose skin:
Not a candidate
Large round abdomen with minimal loose skin:
Most tummy tuck patients take between three to four weeks off work or school to recover. Pain is usually quite easily managed with prescription of pain medications or even over-the-counter medications. Heavy lifting should be avoided during the first few weeks after a tummy tuck. It’s essential that you have a plan in place for someone to take care of the day to day chores around the house. Activities such as cooking, vacuuming and doing the laundry cannot be performed while you are recuperating from surgery.
Dr. Menesi will discuss the risks and benefits of Abdominoplasty at your consultation to confirm that this is the best course of action for your particular needs.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Menesi, contact our office today at (506) 455-1188.