A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat as well as tightens the abdominal muscles creating a profile that is flatter, firmer and tighter.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something that many of us strive for with exercise and diet. But, sometimes these methods do not achieve our goals. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle with appropriate diet and exercise. This procedure is highly individualized and can be combined with other procedures, such as breast augmentation, or breast lift.
Within a week or two after surgery, you should be standing tall with a noticeably slimmer profile. However, the final results may be obscured by swelling until all the internal healing is complete at approximately 6 months. The decision to have a tummy tuck is personal and you will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the potential complications are acceptable. A full consultation with a surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery should help address all your questions.
When choosing a plastic surgeon, remember that a surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him is essential in accomplishing your goals. Dr. David Bauer and I are both board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and we are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. We specialize in tummy tuck procedures, so come in for a consultation and take advantage of our promotions.
Do not be confused by other official sounding board and certifications. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which has approved medical specialty boards since 1934. There is no ABMS recognized certifying board with “COSMETIC SURGERY” in its name. By choosing a surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you can be assured that you are choosing a qualified, highly trained plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the ABPS.