3 Factors to Consider Before Having a Tummy Tuck Procedure
Our tummy tuck procedures at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center can provide confidence for our patients. It is so amazing to help people reach their body goals, and we love taking that journey with them. What we hope to accomplish here is to inform our patients ahead of time about the factors they should take into account before deciding on this procedure. That way, expectations are set from the beginning, and you can know if a tummy tuck is right for you. Though, we can always have a consultation as well to go into that point in more detail.
Stable Weight Is the Key
While a tummy tuck procedure can provide an amazing boost to your confidence, getting that flat tummy you’ve been wanting isn’t as simple as just getting the procedure. This procedure is perfect for those who have gone through consistent weight loss and still have a stubborn stomach bulge that they just can’t seem to get rid of. It can also help individuals, in general, get a smoother and flatter abdominal area, but they must have a stable weight. Drastically fluctuating weight in either direction can lead to your procedure’s results not lasting long. It is not a permanent weight loss procedure; it is an enhancement procedure to get you the rest of the way if you have a stubborn bit of weight still present. It’s important to be honest and examine your weight patterns recently to judge this decision, and talk to us about it during your consultation.
While the benefits of this procedure are numerous, you need to keep in mind that it is an invasive procedure. Your body is going to need time to recover. You can typically expect to return to work around the two-week mark. And return to physical exercise and extensive movement after six weeks. We know you’re excited to show off your new, gorgeous abdomen, but it’s crucial to give your body the time it deserves to recover and heal from the process. If at any point during this time you have concerns or need to speak with Dr. Castor, please don’t hesitate to call. We are here to support you even after your procedure to make sure you get the results you need and that your body is handling the procedure well.
What Comes After?
Numerous benefits come out of this procedure besides just an influx of confidence in your body. You will also see a benefit toward your overall skin appearance. Oftentimes if any stretch marks were present prior to the procedure, they typically disappear due to the tightening of the skin. Furthermore, a tummy tuck can help separated or weakened abdominal muscles recover. You may find yourself having more abdominal strength after recovery is over. Not to mention, you may be able to wear various clothing items you never thought you’d be able to wear confidently. In return for these benefits, your long-standing after-effect is the scar from the procedure. It is predominantly permanent ( it can fade some) but can typically be hidden beneath underwear or a swimsuit. Many of our prior patients say this is a small price to pay for the confidence they feel, but do keep in mind that the scar is unavoidable.
We hope that these insights help you make a more informed decision about your potential tummy tuck procedure. All you have to do to get the ball rolling is give us at the Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center a call. Our Tampa, FL, location is reachable at (813) 971-2000. We’re eager to hear about your body goals and set you up with your initial consultation.