Maybe you’ve had a couple kids. Maybe you’ve gained and then lost a good deal of weight. Maybe you simply have a stomach pooch that, no matter what you do, won’t go away.
You don’t have to live with that stomach pooch forever, covering it with one-piece bathing suits or wearing Spanx under your clothes. You can have a tummy tuck and get the stomach you’ll want to show off.
Fat pockets in certain areas of the body are very difficult to get rid of. The lower abdomen in one of those areas. Often, no matter how many crunches or diet changes you make you can’t get rid of the fat pocket.
And if your stomach muscles and skin have been extremely stretched by either pregnancy or excessive weight gain, at a certain point that skin and muscle won’t return to its former, more taut self.
What to expect
A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen. And the underlying muscles are tightened. The result is a well-contoured abdomen that you can be proud of.
Tummy tucks can be full, where two incisions will usually be made — one below the bikini line and a second at the belly button, or mini. In a mini tuck, only a single incision is made below the bikini line.
Tummy tucks require about a month of recovery time before returning to your normal routine. For the first week of recovery, compression garments are worn over the abdomen to minimize swelling and help the muscles and skin adapt to your new contour.
So, quit settling for that stomach pooch. Let’s talk about a tummy tuck at Elite Plastic Surgery, or call (616) 459-1907.