Tummy Tuck Surgery After Weight Loss –
After a substantial weight loss, you may be disappointed to find that you still have excess or loose skin in your abdominal area. Fortunately a very common and routine surgical procedure called a “tummy tuck” (abdominoplasty) can tighten your skin – so you can enjoy your newly thinner body!
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Oakland County “get their abs back” after a large weight loss. In this article he discusses the pros and cons of a tummy tuck after losing weight – and what to expect when you undergo this procedure.
Benefits of Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss
Losing a lot of weight is a significant achievement requiring a great deal of discipline, and you should be very proud of yourself! And it can be frustrating after all of that hard work to be left with excess skin, around your midsection, breasts, and arms.
This troublesome hanging skin that is left after weight loss is due to the skin’s inability to completely contract. For this reason many people take advantage of reconstructive plastic surgeries after major weight loss. A tummy tuck – and other body contouring plastic surgeries – are designed to remove excess skin and tighten the affected area.
After a tummy tuck, not only will your clothes fit and look better, but you will be able to engage in your favorite activities (including exercise, athletics and even sex) without feeling uncomfortable because of excess skin or excess flab!
When to Get a Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss
Typically it is recommended to be at or near your target weight before getting tummy tuck. If you plan to lose a considerable amount more weight, you should wait – as the skin may become lose all over again, and you may need touch up surgery.
You should also be confident that your large weight loss is a stable and permanent result of your new healthy lifestyle – and is not just the result of “yo-yo-ing”. For if you gain considerable weight it will likely thwart all of the results of your tummy tuck surgery.
Additionally, while tummy tucks are “routine” surgeries, they do come with risks – as does any surgical procedure. And patients with a lower BMI (body mass index), is much less likely to have surgical complications, such bleeding, infection, or abnormal lumps (seroma) or scars.
How a Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss Works
During a tummy tuck, you will be given general anesthetic to “knock you out” Then the plastic surgeon makes a horizontal incision, which will vary in size depending on how much skin you need removed, and whether muscle tightening is also being performed.
The skin is then pulled back, excess fat is removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened (if necessary). The skin is then pulled down, the excess skin is removed, and a new hole for the navel may be created to naturally reposition your belly button.
The result is a tight stomach area, with no flabbiness or loose skin. And the scar will be low, and easily hidden by underwear or bathing suits.
Choosing a Tummy Tuck Surgeon
While a tummy tuck is “routine” it is in fact a serious surgical procedures. For this reason, you should select a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali, who has the skills and extensive experience to deliver beautiful results.
Dr. Ali is not only a skilled surgeon, he also understands the aesthetic issues associated with reconstructive plastic surgery. He will hide or minimize as much as feasible any scarring, perfectly reposition your navel, and eliminate stretch marks as much as possible – for an attractive abdomen.
Tummy tuck surgery can be life changing when properly performed – giving you the body you have always dreamed of after your weight loss journey.
West Bloomfield Area’s Best Tummy Tuck Surgeon
Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women “get great abs” after a large weight loss, with a Tummy Tuck. In fact, many men and women get the best abs of their life with firm taught skin and muscles! When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali, he will answer all of your questions – and help you decide if a Tummy Tuck is the right solution for your lose skin after your weight loss.