A tummy tuck is a common surgical procedure for patients who are living with an unsightly tummy zone due to excess sagging skin, tissue, and fat. There are many reasons why a patient may consider a tummy tuck, but one of the most common reasons is the unsightly appearance of the abdomen after a significant weight loss, or when pregnancy has left the tummy with stretch marks and sagging skin. After losing a significant amount of weight, it can be a joy to be a smaller size, but the excess that will not shrink back is often uncomfortable and unsightly.
A tummy tuck after weight loss is a great option for patients who want to remove excess skin following weight loss. Once skin has been stretched, it loses its natural elasticity and will not tighten around the new body shape. Especially below the bellybutton, excess skin can be effectively removed by our post weight loss tummy tuck.
Would I benefit from a tummy tuck?
If you have recently lost weight, or pregnancy has left you with unsightly excess skin, you may want to consider a tummy tuck to restore a flat, trim, abdomen, free from saggy skin and tissue. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that produces a dramatic improvement in body contour. Your weight loss journey may not be as fulfilling if your tummy area is marred by excess skin that you need to hide under loose clothing. A tummy tuck can fully resolve this condition. Whether you lost weight naturally, had bariatric surgery, or pregnancy stretched the skin, tissue, and muscles, a tummy tuck can resolve the condition.
Dr. Brenner has performed many tummy tuck surgeries and is extremely knowledgeable in advanced surgical techniques to trim away excess skin and tissue and reduce the appearance of unsightly stretch marks. Dr. Brenner may advise a tummy tuck surgery who are struggling with the aesthetic problems associated with excess, saggy skin.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
The tummy tuck procedure is performed under anesthetic. In the procedure. Dr. Brenner will make a curved incision from one hip to the other. He will then remove excess skin and fat between the bellybutton and the bikini line to create a smooth, fit look to the abdomen.
The incision will leave a scar, but Dr. Brenner will take measures to ensure the incision is no longer than it needs to be. In some cases, a circular incision can be made around the bellybutton. This surgical technique produces less visible scarring. Incision lines fade over time, and are hidden in areas that will be covered, and eventually will be almost unnoticeable.
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Following a tummy tuck after weight loss, you may need to stay overnight at a recovery center. This is a surgical procedure, so it may be necessary to be monitored for the first night.
You will need to limit physical activity for the first few days after your procedure, but by the end of the week you should be able to resume many normal activities. You will still need to ensure you are getting sufficient rest, so your incision can heal. The treated area will be covered with a compression garment to assist in the healing process. You will be sore after the surgery, but discomfort can be easily managed with prescription pain medication.
Long-Term Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck can yield satisfying results in the short term, but there are also many long-term benefits to tummy tuck surgery. Once the excess skin has been removed, the skin on your abdomen will no longer be stretched down by the weight of the excess. This will prevent your skin from continuing to stretch and will keep it looking trim, fit, and attractive. You will need to manage your weight after surgery to maintain your new look.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that patients who have undergone a tummy tuck procedure experience high rates of sustained weight loss. By removing excess skin, patients feel more satisfied with their appearance and are inspired to continue to live a healthy lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight.
While a tummy tuck is cosmetic surgery, it is more than that. Your weight loss journey is also a journey towards physical health, and a tummy tuck can support this process. Patients who choose to get a tummy tuck after weight loss find that the procedure boosts their self-confidence and allows them to continue a journey towards a healthy lifestyle.
Can a tummy tuck be combined with other surgeries?
If you have experienced extreme weight loss, you may find it beneficial to combine your tummy tuck with other body surgeries. Dr. Brenner is able to work with you to create a plan that addresses all of your problem areas. If you have excess skin in other parts of your body, a tummy tuck could be combined with a body lift for more satisfying results.
Dr. Brenner is committed to providing patient-centered care that leaves you with a sculpted, balanced appearance. There are many procedures that can decrease fat on the body and remove unsightly, drooping, excess skin and tissue.
Combining other procedures with your tummy tuck could be an efficient option as you would be able to recover from the procedures at one time. Dr. Brenner can assess your individual case and make sure he is providing you with the safest, most beneficial option.
Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?
If you have excess skin in your abdominal area, you could benefit from a tummy tuck. The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who has achieved a stable weight, is in good physical health, and who does not smoke. If you are exercising and are still not seeing the desired results because of excess skin, a tummy tuck could be the answer.
Schedule a Consultation with Us
If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure in Beverly Hills, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Brenner to discuss your options. Dr. Brenner will work with you to sculpt your body to the trimmer, more appealing look you envision for yourself. Dr. Brenner is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the high level surgical skills to produce a natural, balanced look.
There is no need to struggle with excess skin. A tummy tuck is a safe, tried and true procedure that has left many patients looking more attractive and feeling far happier and confident. Patients who have undergone weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass often are left with excess skin and tissue. A tummy tuck can give you the look you want, at last.
Once your skin has been stretched due to excess weight or pregnancy, it may no longer have the flexibility to spring back into shape naturally. If you are unable to achieve the results you want through diet and exercise, Dr. Brenner can help. Schedule a consultation for your tummy tuck today and experience the long-lasting benefits of the procedure.