At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we understand excess fat and skin around your belly can be frustrating for both men and women. Sometimes dieting and exercise is not enough to tackle trouble areas. Fortunately, there are procedures like a tummy tuck that can help get rid of excess skin and fat and refine the look of your body.
The procedure consists of removing unwanted fat and skin while tightening any weakened muscles. Our expert can also repair muscle separation caused by pregnancy. Many people make excellent candidates for a tummy tuck. Of course, we can help you determine if the procedure may be right for you.
1) Do you Have Loose Skin?
A tummy tuck is often associated with stomach fat removal. However, they are also effective for the removal of excess skin. In fact, one of the qualifying factors we look for is patients with excess skin in their abdominal area. The excess skin, from a surgical standpoint, provides the material needed to ensure the best healing and a more attractive postoperative aesthetic.
2) Are You in Good Health?
A tummy tuck is considered low-risk. Despite the safety, it is important your overall health is good. Like most surgery candidates in the Sacramento, CA area, it is best that you are free of heart conditions, respiratory problems, and autoimmune disorders.
3) Are Your Expectations Realistic?
A tummy tuck can dramatically change your appearance, but it is not meant to be a weight loss solution. Tummy tucks provide a more appealing aesthetic experience, but to maintain long-term results, it is important to adopt a healthy lifestyle post-surgery that includes healthy eating and regular exercise.
4) Are You Done Having Kids?
For women who have had children, the procedure is ideal for repairing damage to the abdominal skin and muscles. However, it is best to wait to have a tummy tuck until your family is complete. If you are planning to carry more children, you risk stretching and separating the repaired muscles. While you can carry a child post procedure, in the event of an unplanned pregnancy, you would probably have to have the surgery performed again to restore results.