Everyone wants to look slim and fit. Often times it’s to feel better, have more confidence, and prepare for swimsuit season. We get these visions of sleek, slim stomachs that are desirable. One of the ways to obtain this aesthetic goal is by undergoing a tummy tuck procedure. A tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, is a very popular cosmetic surgery that helps many people obtain their ideal figures.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have tried and tried to get rid of excess skin and fat on your abdomen, then a tummy tuck procedure could be right for you. If you have already lost weight, have a healthy diet, and are at a stable weight but still unhappy with your stomach, then you are the ideal candidate. These procedures are particularly popular with moms since after giving birth it can very hard to get back to the pre-baby body.
How is a Tummy Tuck done?
This surgical procedure is done under general anesthesia which will be administered to you during the procedure. The doctor will make incisions around the abdomen and bikini line in order to get under the skin, then they will use liposuction techniques to remove excess fat, before removing the excess skin. Once the surgeon has removed the amount of fat and skin desired, they will drape the skin over the abdomen and form it to your body’s new contour. There are different kinds of tummy tuck procedures depending on the desires of the patient.
Mini Tummy Tuck:
This tummy tuck is ideal for people who have always been in good shape, throughout their life but have trouble completely obtaining their aesthetic goals with just diet and exercise. This form of the surgery makes small incisions around the pubic area and focuses on the area below the navel.
Full Tummy Tuck:
This is the perfect surgery for those who have experienced pregnancy, obesity, or genetic laxity. This tummy tuck makes incisions around the navel as well as the pubic area and focuses on the area from above the navel and down.
Extended Tummy Tuck:
This procedure is ideal for people who have excess skin and fat around their love handles and hips. This type incisions of the tummy tuck can be extended to address these areas. This technique uses the deeper skin tissue to maintain the new contour and repair of the stomach.
What is Recovery Like?
You can expect to experience some discomfort and minor pain post-op. Since this surgery affects the muscles on your abdomen, it is important to rest. As your skin and muscles heal and form to the new contour, you will have to be careful. The doctor will give you extensive aftercare instructions at the time of the procedure and will let you know about any signs of complications.
Talking to a Doctor
If you are interested in undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cusimano, he will go over the surgery in detail with you and create your personalized treatment to help you reach your aesthetic goals and desires. If you are interested in learning more about the tummy tuck in Baton Rouge, LA, then contact our office today.