Are you looking for a slimmer appearance? Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may not achieve a slim appearance because of stubborn fat. If you’re close to your goal weight and are struggling with stomach fat, there are surgical procedures you can turn to get to help you achieve the slim appearance. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we perform abdominoplasty, which is designed to remove extra fat and skin from your stomach. Also known as a tummy tuck procedure, this procedure aims to give people a slimmer appearance after surgery.
What is a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is a surgery that aims to improve the appearance of your stomach. The surgery removes fat and skin to create a more toned appearance. During surgery, Dr. Martin may also improve muscle tone by tightening the abdominal muscles. Once the skin and fat is removed, the skin is stitched back together. This is what gives the slimmer appearance.
Different reasons exist for why you might want a tummy tuck. Some of the more common reasons include major weight loss, aging, or because of your natural body type. Whatever your reason, Dr. Martin is here to help.
How Is It Different From Liposuction
Liposuction and tummy tucks are completely procedures. Though both procedures improve the look of your stomach, they go about it in different ways. Liposuction mainly focuses on removing small pockets of fat, whereas tummy tucks remove fat and skin.
With advances made in plastic surgery over the year, we can perform liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck. This is a great option if you have an interest in adding volume to your buttocks following surgery with a Brazilian Butt Lift.
Can It Be Combined With Other Procedures
As we briefly touched on, you can combine a tummy tuck with liposuction, especially if you want to purify the fat and undergo fat augmentations. A tummy tuck can also be a part of a body lift, which consists of removing fat and skin from multiple portions of your body, typically after massive weight loss.
How Long Is Recovery
The type of tummy tuck you have may impact the recovery. Following surgery, you shouldn’t do any heavy lifting for four to six weeks to avoid any post-surgery complications. You’ll also want to follow all post-op instructions to avoid any post-op complications. This includes proper follow up to remove your sutures to avoid any railroad scarring.
A tummy tuck procedure helps to give you a slimmer appearance. Whether you have a tummy tuck on its own or combined as part of a body lift, you’ll notice a more contoured appearance to your stomach compared to other surgical procedures. If you’re looking for ways to get a toned body and are within your goal weight, consider the tummy tuck procedure. Cincinnati Plastic Surgery is here to help. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is the surgeon other surgeons go to. Book your tummy tuck procedure today.