What is the one area of your body you are most unhappy with? Many women think of their stomach right away. It can definitely be a problem area. It seems no matter how much you work out or diet, that stubborn belly fat just won’t go away. Its very aggravating to put that much work into something, and not get the results you want.
A flatter stomach gets you into those jeans, bathing suit, or dress you’ve been working so hard to fit comfortably in. Sometimes you need a little help. Often, after a woman has been pregnant once or multiple times, or has lost a lot of weight, the stomach skin loses its tightness and just can’t return to its previous shape. A tummy tuck might be what you need to achieve the look you want.
Who benefits from a tummy tuck?
Women who have lost a lot of weight, but have remained at a stable weight for at least a year are good candidates for a tummy tuck. If you are a healthy adult but would love to remove the excessive skin and flab from your stomach area, you should call the office for a consultation to see what can be done for you. Of course, you should postpone a tummy tuck if you are planning to be pregnant again in the future.
How long is the recovery?
Women are very busy and generally put everyone’s needs above their own. This procedure takes around three hours to perform and someone will need to drive you home. Your recovery time will be around 6 to 8 weeks. Having this surgery will take some planning on your part because you will not be able to leave the surgery and jump right back into your normal routines right away. However, women are generally so happy with the results, they think its completely worth it. It is not a decision to be made lightly but a lifetime with a body you are happy can be priceless.
How long will the results last?
The tummy tuck is a permanent surgery so results can last a lifetime. However, if you have trouble maintaining your current weight at the time of surgery or get pregnant again, the skin will most likely stretch out and diminish the results of the procedure.
Most women who think about getting a tummy tuck have already thought through most of these things. They are getting it done because they have been at a certain weight for a while and just can’t get rid of the flab around their stomachs, and are not planning on getting pregnant again.
If you are thinking of a tummy tuck and still aren’t sure it’s for you, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Meger at 602-957-6000 for your complimentary consultation. This way you can ask as many questions as you need to and find out more about the surgery in depth. Most women who feel a tummy tuck is right for them and have the procedure say it’s the best they have felt about themselves in years. Read more about tummy tuck surgery here: Tummy Tuck »