How Can You Achieve and Maintain the Optimal Tummy Tuck Results?
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Many people spend a lot of time exercising and dieting to improve the look of their abdomen. However, if they have loose skin or stretched abdominal muscles, then a tummy tuck may be the right procedure for them.
The tummy tuck remains one of the top plastic surgery procedures performed annually. This is because women and men of all ages desire a slim and firm midsection. Whether you are fighting the post-pregnancy bulge or finishing off your weight loss goals, tummy tuck surgery offers many benefits.
What Can a Tummy Tuck Achieve?
A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat, tighten abdominal muscles, create a flatter abdomen, and improve sleek abdominal contours.
How dramatic the results are will ultimately depend on the type of tummy tuck recommended. For example, the full and extended tummy tucks combined with liposuction can address the midsection, waist, belly button, lower, and upper abdomen. This combination can truly transform a person in just one procedure!
Ultimately, your tummy tuck may achieve three physical things: tighter skin, leaner contours, and repaired abdominal muscles in some cases. However, beyond those physical benefits, many tummy tuck patients discover that their surgery provides numerous emotional advantages.
Achieving the body you desire can significantly improve your self-image and confidence. Maybe this newfound confidence will allow you to try a new contour-hugging wardrobe. Perhaps it will motivate you to try a new activity. And, quite possibly, it will allow you to feel more content with your body image.
What Types of Tummy Tuck Surgeries Are There? And Which Is Best for Me?
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is a lesser-invasive procedure that focuses on improving the definition of the lower abdominal region. The benefits of the mini tuck are a smaller incision than a full tummy tuck and no need for belly button repositioning.
Full Tummy Tuck
While the mini tummy tuck focuses on the lower abdomen, the full tummy tuck addresses the entire abdominal region. It also provides more skin removal than a mini tummy tuck. The full procedure may tighten the whole abdominal wall and eliminate stubborn fat deposits in the area.
This procedure may require belly button repositioning and will have a longer incision.
Extended Tummy Tuck
The extended tummy tuck focuses on the entire midsection, including the upper and lower abdomen.
This procedure usually removes the most amount of loose skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles. The extended tummy tuck will also reposition the belly button and result in a longer incision than the full tummy tuck.
How Do I Maintain Optimal Tummy Tuck Results?
If you gain weight after your procedure, you risk altering the results of your tummy tuck. To maintain optimal results, you must adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Watch your weight, and if you see it increasing, take proactive measures to stop yourself from gaining additional weight.
To help maintain your results:
- Find an athletic activity you enjoy (dancing, biking, yoga, exploring the Las Vegas strip on foot, etc.). The possibilities are truly endless.
- Incorporate healthier, more colorful foods into your diet (think vegetables and fruits), and find more interesting ways to prepare them.
- Try to limit your stress and get your sleep. While this is not always easy, having excess stress in your life can lead to other poor habits, which increases the possibility of abdominal laxity returning.
- Think ahead for future pregnancies. While your tummy tuck won’t affect your pregnancy, your pregnancy will affect your tummy tuck results.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are ready to have the physique you have been dreaming of, schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Dr. George Alexander. He will take the time to discuss your goals and suggest which type of tummy tuck may be right for you.