Tummy Tuck Basics

Tummy Tuck Basics Cincinnati Plastic Surgery

Are you looking for a way to improve the appearance of your stomach? At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we can make it happen. One of our services we offer includes the tummy tuck. This procedure works for both men and women. If you’re looking for a slimmer stomach, this surgical procedure can help. Below, we’ll go over some of the tummy tuck basics to determine whether this is the right procedure for you.

Why People Have Tummy Tucks

People have tummy tucks for a variety of reason. Some of the more common reasons include wanting a better looking stomach and removal of fat from your stomach. Additionally, some people opt for one because of weight gain or child birth. Regardless of your reason, there’s no shame in wanting a better appearance overall. Overall, if you want a slimmer stomach appearance, a tummy tuck will work for you.

Before we begin surgery, know that you will have a scar resulting from the surgery. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, Dr. Martin works to make sure your scar is hidden by clothing and swimsuits you wear. Even though you’ll have a scar, we also work to minimize the appearance of one in case it extends up your bikini line.

Preparing for Surgery

When it comes to preparing for your surgery, you have many things to keep in mind. By following these orders, you’ll have an easier time with your recovery.

First, if you smoke, you’ll need to quit with plenty of time before your surgery. You also need to not smoke for a certain amount of time after your surgery. If you continually smoke, it makes recovery harder and your scar won’t heal as well.

Additionally, we recommend not getting pregnant after surgery. With the weight you gain during pregnancy, you may undo the work done. Also, if you are a mother and are done having children, you can opt for a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover surgery package. If that’s the case, let the office know when scheduling your consultation.

Have an Idea of What You Want

No two people are the same, so no two tummy tucks are the same. That’s why we offer different types: the standard tummy tuck, a tummy tuck with liposuction, a mini tummy tuck, a reverse tummy tuck, and the fleur-de-lis tummy tuck. Depending on the state of your stomach during your consult will help choose which one works best for you. However, make sure you’re open to change. The type you think is right for you may not be what Dr. Martin chooses for you.

Of course, a tummy tuck is more in-depth than what we’ve included above. However, these give you an idea of what to expect with the surgery. If you’re considering this surgical procedure, turn to the surgeon other surgeons go to. Contact Cincinnati Plastic Surgery to schedule your surgical consult now. And, if you’re still considering, read what a former patient said about their procedure.

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