As we age, it becomes more and more difficult to maintain a flat, shapely abdomen. Sometimes, no matter how intensely a person diets or exercises, pockets of fat and excess skin in the stomach area just won’t go away. One of the most common and effective solutions to this frustrating problem is a Tummy Tuck, clinically known as an abdominoplasty.
Let’s explore some of the main talking points to find out if a tummy tuck is right for your body.
Just how effective is a tummy tuck? According to those who have had one – very. The procedure received a staggering 95 percent “worth it” rating based on feedback from thousands of recent tummy tuck patients.
What does a tummy tuck do? An abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin on the abdomen and tightens stomach muscles, helping to provide a flatter appearance.
Who is the best candidate for a tummy tuck? The patients best suited for a tummy tuck are healthy adults who have pockets of fat or excess skin in the abdominal area that have not responded well to traditional diet and exercise. Older, slightly obese adults are also a good fit for a tummy tuck, since skin loses elasticity as we age. Tummy tucks are also an effective solution for women whose stomach muscles and skin have stretched during pregnancy and birth.
Is there any reason to delay a tummy tuck? Yes, as certain circumstances can diminish the results of a tummy tuck. Women who still plan to become pregnant should hold off on an abdominoplasty until they are done having children. Also, patients who wish to lose a large amount of weight before the procedure are advised to postpone surgery, since skin tends to loosen after weight loss. Delaying the procedure in these cases will ensure long-lasting results.
Tummy Tuck in West Orange and Jersey City
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