As we get older, our skin begins to lose elasticity, which can lead to sagging. This is a natural part of the aging process, but it can sometimes be worsened by obesity or other conditions. If you gain a great deal of weight and then lose it quickly, the skin on your stomach might be left drooping and sagging. Exercise, a healthy diet and time can tighten the stomach somewhat, but it’s possible that loose skin will never recover on its own. A tummy tuck at Yarish Plastic Surgery can help.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our locations in Lake Jackson and Houston, Texas, and find out if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck.
How Do Tummy Tucks Work?
The medical name for a tummy tuck is an abdominoplasty. The surgery involves removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal region and restoring separated or damaged muscles, which creates a flatter, smoother appearance.
There are two types of tummy tucks:
- Partial: A partial tummy tuck is sometimes called a mini abdominoplasty. This procedure is less involved and usually doesn’t require your belly button be relocated. For men and women who require a lesser degree of correction, a partial tummy tuck may be an option.
- Complete: This is a full tummy tuck, which involves surgically opening your abdomen in the area between your hip bones and contouring, moving or repairing the skin and muscle structure. This is a more extensive procedure and may have a longer recovery time.
Who Should Consider a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a suitable and relatively safe option for adult men and women who are in good health. However, there are certain people who might want to think carefully before they undergo the procedure. Women may want to consider whether they plan on getting pregnant in the future before considering this procedure, and individuals who have tattoos on the stomach may also need to consider whether they are willing to have these altered in order to achieve their aesthetic goals. These and other factors will be discussed during your consultation.
What is Recovery Like?
Recovering from a tummy tuck should be simple, but you can make the process easier by preparing a few things in advance. Dr. Yarish will let you know how you can prepare for your procedure.
You’ll have some pain and swelling in the first few days, but this should be eased by the painkillers prescribed by Dr. Yarish. It is also important to follow the aftercare instructions provided to you as this can help prevent post-procedure complications and infection.
Contact Yarish Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out more about tummy tuck surgery.
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At Yarish Plastic Surgery, we believe that skin and body rejuvenation is an evolutionary process that does not begin and end solely with the surgery itself.
While we do know that surgery is the most dramatic and gratifying part of the rejuvenation process, Dr. Yarish is also convinced that we can enhance and even maximize your surgery results with our “comprehensive rejuvenation concept”. This concept is essentially a treatment plan specifically designed for each procedure in order to prepare the skin and body for surgery and to aid the healing process following your surgery.
We do recognize that many people do not have the time or inclination to take advantage of the compete program, and we want to assure you that your surgical results will be the best attainable anywhere. However, if you are in a position to take advantage of the “comprehensive rejuvenation concept,” you will find the entire experience to be more relaxing, and you will know that you have treated yourself to the most unique and gratifying experience that plastic surgery has to offer. And you will know that you have availed yourself of the ultimate in skin and body rejuvenation.
In order to make this experience more convenient and affordable, we have created a combination of ultimate experience packages specifically tailored to enhance each procedure. Dr. Yarish strongly recommends that you take advantage of this “comprehensive rejuvenation concept.” The program outlined for you will be instituted pre-operatively, and will be continued post-operatively until healing is complete.