You are getting a little older. You have grown up and have acquired some wisdom that comes with maturing. You still have a youthful look. You have had your babies, and you have gained and lost some weight over time. All in all, you have relatively young appearance, especially in your face. There is just one problem. That is your tummy. Most of us lose elasticity in our skin as we age. There isn’t much we can do about it. As a result, our skin doesn’t revert to its normal state after it is stretched by weight gain or pregnancy. We often end up with a little “pooch” in our mid section or sagging and drooping skin on our tummy.
Some folks are lucky enough that, through normal diet and exercise, their skin returns to normal after weight loss or pregnancy. For some people however this pooch or sagging skin is very difficult, if not impossible to control with conventional diet and exercise programs. Unfortunately, no matter how many sit-ups you do, you will not reduce sagging skin. If this is the case, you may want to think about having an abdominoplasty, generally referred to as a tummy tuck. This is a plastic surgery that eliminates surplus skin from the abdomen. The results are a smooth, firm, flat tummy, and a new, shapelier figure.
In a tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon makes an extended incision from one hip to the other, along the bikini line. Then he or she raises the flap of stomach skin. They repair the damaged or weakened abdominal muscles. At that point, the surgeon extends your skin down past the incision line and stitches your abdomen. Excess skin and tissue are cut away. Your belly button will likely need repositioning.
There is no replacement for a healthy lifestyle. This surgery is not a procedure for weight loss. If you are significantly over weight, you need to lose before the procedure. It is essential that you find a skilled surgeon to perform the surgery. A board certified surgeon that you can develop a rapport with, and who has the experience required to perform the procedure safely and effectively. They will typically consult with you for free, and they will help you decide if you need the surgery, and which procedure is best suited for you. You can look at their “before and after” photos and determine a great deal about their level of proficiency.
If you are looking for a Houston tummy tuck surgeon, call or email Memorial Plastic Surgery. Our chief cosmetic specialist and surgeon Dr. Patrick Hsu will be delighted to consult with you. Dr. Hsu is a leading board certified surgeon dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for his patients. His focus is to help you achieve your desired look and figure. Dr. Hsu will discuss all aspects of the surgical procedure with you, and accommodate each of your questions and worries. He will be happy to help you decide if a tummy tuck is right for you.
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