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A Tummy Tuck Will Flatten, Firm and Streamline Your Tummy

A tummy tuck surgical procedure, also referred to as abdominoplasty, is an extremely popular cosmetic surgery for men and women who want to achieve a smooth, firm tummy. When you have a layer of fat around your abdomen, and it will not go away with diet and exercise, or perhaps have just had a baby, and your tummy has been stretched by the pregnancy, you could be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. The results can be remarkable, leaving you with a flat, trim, and firm tummy.

There are many reasons to consider having a tummy tuck procedure, including eliminating sagging skin, hard to lose belly fat, and weakened abdominal muscles. A surgeon can remove surplus skin to produce a smooth abdomen. Stubborn belly fat resists diet and exercise. A tummy tuck may be the only recourse you have to remove the fat once and for all. A pregnancy or significant weight gain can weaken and separate the abdominal muscles. A board certified cosmetic surgeon can use the tummy tuck surgery to firm up those loose muscles, providing a firm, flatter, and streamlined waist.

If you are sell-conscious about the “pooch” that can result from pregnancy, or as the natural result of aging, a tummy tuck can remove it. You can fit into clothes better, and your figure will have a shapelier contour. This will help your self-esteem and confidence. Our sense of well being is linked to how we look. Our friends and colleagues also react to the way we look. Prospective employers may base part of their hiring decisions on appearance. If we are happy with our outward appearance, we tend to be happier in general. Happier people tend to be grounded emotionally. Your surgeon will help you set realistic goals for the procedure. It is essential to know what to expect.

During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon creates an extended incision from hip to hip, along the bikini line. He or she then raises the flap of skin and repairs the weakened stomach muscles. The skin is then stretched down past the incision and stitched together. At this point, additional skin and tissue is removed. Patients are typically sedated with either an intravenous sedation, or a general anesthetic. Some people choose to stay in the hospital overnight, however, the surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis.

If you want to take a look at the benefits associated with a tummy tuck in Houston, telephone or email Memorial Plastic Surgery. We would love the opportunity to arrange an initial consultation with our chief surgeon, Dr. Patrick Hsu. Dr. Hsu is a highly respected board certified plastic surgeon. He is committed to offering the highest quality cosmetic procedures in the greater Houston area. Dr. Hsu will be happy to go over the tummy tuck process with you in great detail, as well as answer your inquiries and address your concerns.

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