You’ve probably heard of a tummy tuck before, which is a body contouring procedure that will enhance the appearance of your stomach and abs. Here at Female Plastic Surgery Associates of Tennessee in Franklin, TN, we offer a tummy tuck to our patients who are concerned about the appearance of stubborn belly fat and want to have a slim, beautiful figure. With the expertise of Dr. Natasha Luckey and Dr. Krista O’Shaughnessy, we can help you achieve the body aesthetic goals you’ve always wanted.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, can accomplish many things. The primary purpose of this procedure is to remove excess or unwanted skin and tighten the skin on your abdominals. It can also remove excess fat, treat specific medical issues, and even strengthen your abdominal muscles. You can see why this is a very popular treatment for our patients, as it can help you get the gorgeous body and flat stomach you’ve always dreamed of.
A Safe and Effective Body Contouring Procedure
Abdominoplasty is a safe and effective body contouring procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal region. It will make your abs look tight and toned because there will be less fat covering them, but that’s not the only benefit. During the procedure, we actually tighten the muscles, giving you an impressive set of abs. If you’ve lost a great deal of weight, abdominoplasty is the perfect way to tighten loose skin and remove any excess skin after your weight loss.
What’s the Difference Between a Mini-Tuck and a Full Tuck?
Another great benefit of an abdominoplasty is that we can customize it to meet your exact goals. To start, you can decide whether a mini-tuck or a full tuck is the right option for your unique body needs.
The mini-tuck is a procedure designed to remove the excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal region. If you’re experiencing rapid weight changes or have recently given birth, then a mini tuck might not be the right procedure for you. Remember, abdominoplasty is not designed to remove a lot of fat all at once.
Instead, a mini-tuck removes stubborn body fat from the lower part of the abdominals while it tightens and tones your muscles. If you have a lot of stubborn body fat on your lower abdominals, then you might want to consider abdominoplasty combined with liposuction. The lipo is a great way to remove a lot of excess fat in your abdominal region while the mini-tuck helps tighten and smooth the skin so it looks naturally beautiful.
During a full tuck, we tighten your abdominal walls to slim and tone the upper and lower ab muscles. A full tuck has many benefits, and it can even help you reduce back pain caused by poor posture. We can also use a full tuck to treat ventral hernias or stress urinary incontinence.
If you have a significant amount of excess skin due to pregnancy or a rapid weight loss, then a full tuck is probably the best option for you. We can even eliminate stretch marks with this procedure, making it a very popular choice for our patients who have body concerns due to pregnancy and childbirth.
What Are Some Benefits of Abdominoplasty?
The benefits of abdominoplasty are numerous, but the main benefit is that it can help you achieve your body goals with one quick and easy procedure. Another great advantage of a tummy tuck is that it gives you the freedom and confidence to wear whatever you want without worrying about the appearance of unwanted or excess body fat.
Enjoy the Freedom of Wearing Whatever You Want
Abdominoplasty slims and tightens your stomach, so you’ll have greater freedom to wear whatever you want and a big boost of confidence, too. Crop tops are really in right now, and you might even feel tempted to try this fashion trend to show off your tight new stomach!
Get a Sky-High Boost of Self-Confidence
If you’ve been feeling down because of the weight you gained during pregnancy, a tummy tuck can help solve those self-confidence issues. In fact, getting a full tuck can help repair damage to the abdominal walls sustained during pregnancy and childbirth, making your body look as beautiful as it did pre-baby. You can once again have the confidence to wear cute clothes like you did before your pregnancy.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
If you’re a healthy adult who is unhappy with the appearance of your stomach, then you’re most likely a suitable candidate for abdominoplasty. This procedure is also ideal for those who have had birth recently or even lost a lot of weight. It’s also designed for those concerned about the appearance of stubborn body fat on their abdominals that won’t go away, even with diet and exercise.
During your initial consultation here at Female Plastic Surgery Associates of Tennessee, you’ll meet with our expert doctors so we can develop a customized treatment plan for your unique body needs. In addition, we’ll discuss your general medical history and current health to determine if you’re a suitable candidate. Once you’re approved for the treatment, we’ll get started right away so you can look and feel amazing as quickly as possible.
What Should You Expect After Abdominoplasty?
After your procedure, you won’t be able to do heavy exercise for about six weeks. However, you can enjoy your results after about a week or two has passed. If you have a sedentary job, you only need to take about five to seven days off for recovery. However, if your job is more demanding, be prepared to take off about 10 to 14 days.
Once you’re finished with the procedure, you’ll feel a bit groggy whether you’ve had sedation or general anesthesia. If you want a smooth recovery, you should rest as much as possible and take a nap whenever you’re tired. Just keep in mind that you may have difficulty maintaining your results if you don’t eat a healthy diet after your procedure. However, the human body can’t develop new fat cells, so once you undergo this procedure you’ll never have the same amount of fat in your abdominal area again.
Call Us Today and Schedule Your First Appointment
With abdominoplasty, it’s possible to achieve the dream body that you’ve always wanted. We can help you remove excess skin and stubborn body fat so you can feel confident and beautiful once more. Contact us at Female Plastic Surgery Associates of Tennessee in Franklin, TN, today and schedule your initial consultation.