The process of losing weight and toning your body can be halted by stubborn areas of fat, such as the abdominal area. Sometimes diet and exercise alone are not enough to shape and slim the abdomen, and here at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery we offer a tummy tuck procedure to help you beat the bulge for good.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Formally known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is one of our most highly-requested procedures. It works by removing a surplus of fat and skin in the abdominal area, and typically restores muscle for smoother skin and a tighter, more toned stomach.
Even individuals with normal body weight may experience abdominal protruding or sagging, which can be caused by several factors, including:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- The aging process
- Prior surgery
Often, liposuction is used with this procedure to help shape abdominal contour. Dr. Kenneth Sumida will discuss this option with you during your consultation. A safe and effective procedure, a tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia and is often followed by an overnight hospital stay.
What is Recovery Like?
Dr. Kenneth Sumida will apply dressings or compression garments as needed to minimize swelling. Scarring appearance depends on the body shape of the individual, but generally tummy tuck scars run from the lower abdomen to as far as the lower back.
You will be encouraged to get up and move relatively quickly after surgery, as this will encourage your body’s natural healing and get you back to your normal routine more quickly. But it is typically advised to not perform any physical activity for the first 10 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided altogether for at least 6 weeks.
Dr. Kenneth Sumida and the Nuance medical team will be available during your recovery process to not only track your progress but to also guide you on how to care for your incision sites and reduce the risk of infection and adverse effects. During your consultation, you will be made aware of the possible risks and side effects from having a tummy tuck procedure.
While your abdominal area is healing, it may be difficult to see the results of the procedure. The results are permanent, although fluctuations in body weight can have detrimental effects to the outcome.
It is not recommended to use a tummy tuck procedure as a weight loss solution, but along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this procedure can help remove stubborn areas of fat that impede the weight loss process.
Here at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to look confident, feel confident and be confident. Contact us today for a consultation or to inquire about our other body procedures like tummy tuck. Offering top-rated cosmetic surgery in California by Dr. Kenneth Sumida, one of the best Plastic Surgeons in Folsom.