The Flat, Tight Tummy You Deserve
Many people feel their appearance isn't as good as it could be because of excess skin around the stomach. If you can relate to that, you might be interested in abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck or tummy reduction procedure. Surrey plastic surgeon, Dr. Krista Genoway, at Genoway Plastic Surgery, offers several tummy tuck procedures and can help you find the right option to get your body looking exactly how you want it to look.
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery, commonly called abdominoplasty in the medical field, that tightens the skin around your midsection and eliminates fat. The surgery can also help to contour your physique and give you a more slim appearance. Dr. Genoway's Surrey tummy tuck procedures are often offered to patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess skin around their stomachs. In addition, the surgery can help to boost your confidence and self-esteem by giving you the body image you desire.
Tighten your torso
A tummy tuck can help you reach your ideal body image by reducing excess skin around your stomach and contouring your physique. The procedure eliminates fat, tightens the skin around your midsection, and can give you a more sculpted look. In addition, an abdominoplasty can help tighten your abdominal musculature after childbirth. When seeking to determine good candidacy for a tummy tuck Surrey area residents are encouraged to consult with a plastic surgeon first.
Snap back to a younger body
Most patients considering an abdominoplasty are within 30% of their ideal body weight and have good skin elasticity. It would help if you had a relatively stable weight, as fluctuations can undo surgery results. If you plan to lose significant weight, it's best to wait until you've reached your goal before undergoing tummy tuck surgery. The ideal candidate is also in good general health and doesn't smoke.
Swimsuit ready all year long
During an abdominoplasty, your surgeon will make an incision in the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area. Through this incision, your surgeon will access the underlying muscles and tissue. Depending on your pre-surgery exam, Dr. Genoway may tighten your abdominal muscles eliminating a diathesis. Next, any excess skin will be removed, and the remaining skin will be pulled down and sutured into place, tightening your abdomen. Finally, the incisions will be closed with dissolving stitches. Some people may also benefit from liposuction to the flanks at the same time as a tummy tuck to help shape the waistline.
Loving yourself is self-care
Once you are released, you will need to take it easy for the next few weeks. You will likely have some pain and swelling during this time, but it should start to improve within a week or two. In most cases, any stitches used to close the incision site will dissolve on their own and don't require removal. After our Surrey tummy tuck surgery, you will be placed in a compression binder to help reduce swelling and bruising.
A follow-up appointment with your doctor is typically scheduled with our team between one to two weeks post-surgery. Your abdomen will feel tight for the first few months after surgery. Most people feel well enough to return to work and their light activities within two weeks but avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks. Recovery, however, is different for everyone, so be sure to ask Dr. Genoway how long it will take before you can fully resume exercising after abdominoplasty surgery.
Confidence in your body
Most patients report excellent results from their tummy tuck procedure. You will likely see a difference in the shape of your stomach immediately after surgery. However, it can take up to six months for your incisions to heal and for the swelling to completely subside. Once that happens, you'll be able to see your final results.
Abdominoplasty is major surgery, so it does come with some discomfort. However, most people report feeling better after a few weeks. Despite often feeling well relatively quickly, Dr. Genoway recommends avoiding straining or heavy lifting for six weeks after surgery to ensure your results.
While a tummy tuck is generally safe, some risks are associated with the procedure. These include infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. Additionally, you may experience some pain and swelling after the surgery. And finally, there is always the risk that you may not be happy with the results.
After getting a tummy tuck, one of the most important things to remember is not to lay on your stomach for at least three to four weeks. This may seem like a long time, but giving your body the time it needs to heal correctly is essential. Also, laying on your stomach puts unnecessary pressure on your incisions and can cause them to open up. So, for the first few weeks after your surgery, sleep on your back or side and take it easy. Your body will thank you!
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This is your life. When it comes to your body, you get the final say in how you want to shape it. Whatever your vision for your true self, Dr. Krista Genoway has the talent and experience to help you get there. Begin your journey today with a visit to Genoway Plastic Surgery.