Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to correct loose, sagging tissue that forms across the midsection. This procedure is tailored to address skin laxity as well as the underlying fascia and muscle tissue connected to the abdominal wall. The tummy tuck surgery may be a “mini” procedure or a “full” tuck. During your consultation, you will be assessed and a care plan will be formulated to provide your desired outcome.
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The best candidates for abdominoplasty are in good overall health, with pockets of fat or loose/excess skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery is also appropriate for those whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and for women with skin and muscles stretched from pregnancy. If you plan on losing a significant amount of weight or you are a woman planning to have children, you should wait before undergoing abdominoplasty.
The answer is not simple. One of the services on the menu here is CoolSculpting. This noninvasive treatment “melts” fat cells away by freezing them. But this nonsurgical fat-reducing treatment cannot accomplish what a tummy tuck can in terms of results. CoolSculpting was not intended for dramatic fat loss and skin-tightening.
But abdominoplasty is not a minor procedure. Your body will need time to heal. During your post-operative checkups, we will discuss the forms of exercise you may engage in, and to what extent, in order not to disrupt the healing process.