Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Near Odessa, FL
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can firm up your abdomen by trimming away loose, hanging skin and tightening up your “six-pack.” However, while abdominoplasty can produce an excellent aesthetic outcome in certain situations, it is essential to understand that surgery is never a substitute for healthy eating or regular physical activity. With that said, if you’ve maintained a stable, healthy body weight (at or near ideal) for at least several months and you’d like to enhance the effects of your hard-earned weight loss, a tummy tuck may be a good option for you.
Are You a Candidate?
The best way to decide if a tummy tuck is right for you is to talk with an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. John Roach, a double board certified plastic and general surgeon, has been performing tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures near Odessa, Florida, for more than a decade. Dr. Roach performs every aspect of every surgery himself at a fully accredited surgical facility near his solo practice, the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery LLC, where he also consults with patients.
Here are some general questions that Dr. Roach often asks when discussing tummy tuck surgery with a prospective patient:
Have You Thought About Abdominal Liposuction?
Liposuction alone can be effective for removing isolated pockets of fat that have settled around the abdomen – but only if the overlying skin is relatively taut and supple. If abdominal fat is removed but loose skin is not addressed with a tummy tuck, the skin will not “snap back” properly after surgery. Instead, it will simply hang from the newly contoured abdomen.
During a tummy tuck, the abdominal skin is pulled downward and tightened. While this approach can address lax skin, some contour may be lost or a slight bulge may form around the hips as a result. To address those effects and further refine the treated area, liposuction may be performed along with an abdominoplasty.
Are You Willing to Commit to Maintaining Your Surgical Result?
Weight gain or loss after an abdominoplasty can significantly affect the final outcome. Therefore, to ensure an optimal long-term result, you must commit to maintaining the effects of your tummy tuck. The best way to do so is to consume a nutritious diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy, stable body weight.
If you’d like more information about tummy tuck surgery, contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to request a personal consultation with Dr. Roach at his office near Odessa, FL.