The midsection is one of the most difficult areas of the body to shed pounds from and to firm up. In addition, loose skin and excess weight tends to accumulate in this area for a number of reasons, such as pregnancy and childbirth, heredity or simply the effects of time. When you’re not seeing results after a dedicated diet and exercise program, there are cosmetic procedures that can help you to firm up your stomach. A tummy tuck is one of the most effective surgeries a person can get to trim their figure.
Tummy Tuck Overview
The clinical term for a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which loose skin and deposits of fat are removed from the abdominal region. In many cases, the abdominal walls are also tightened, leading to a stronger core and a lean appearance.
This surgery can be customized to meet your specific goals and body issues. Our surgeon will work with you to develop a plan of treatment. Your end results will be natural-looking and provide you with a slimmer, more toned silhouette. Many patients gain an increase in self-esteem following their surgery.
Candidates for the Procedure
It is important to note that this is not a weight loss procedure. You should be at or near your ideal weight prior to seeking a tummy tuck. If you still carry excess weight around your midsection even after diet and exercise, are in good overall health and have a realistic expectation of the kinds of results you can expect, you would most likely be a very good candidate for tummy tuck surgery. In order to maintain the results of the surgery, you will need to commit to a healthy diet and exercise regimen in the future.
What to Expect
After a physical exam and an assessment of your medical history, our surgeon will review your goals and provide you with an idea of what to expect from surgery. Should it be deemed that you are a good candidate and that you wish to undergo a tummy tuck, our doctor will go over the treatment plan with you. You will also receive instructions regarding your recovery. Your specific surgical procedure depends upon the extent of your fat loss, muscle tightening and skin removal needs.
Learn More About a Tummy Tuck
Though a tummy tuck involves surgery, it is an extremely effective means of providing a flat, toned and sleek abdominal silhouette. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeneby at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio. This will help you determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. Dr. Jeneby is also a leading surgeon for breast augmentation in the San Antonio area. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.