As fall begins to approach, you might be looking back on your summer thinking about fast it went and what you did with your time. Did you spend time by a pool or a beach? Or were you worried about your physical appearance too much to be enjoying your time in a swimsuit? If that is the case, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists are here to help. If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area exploring the options of an abdominoplasty, look no further because we are the solution you are looking for.
An abdominoplasty procedure is otherwise known as a tummy tuck. This procedure removes excess fat and skin and in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. There are many reasons why the skin area around a person’s abdomen changes. A few of the reasons are due to aging, heredity, pregnancy, prior surgery and significant weight loss.
If you are considering a tummy tuck it is important that you have realistic expectations. A tummy tuck is not a permanent weight loss solution; it is not a substitute for weight loss or an exercise program. It is a way to get rid of excess skin and feel better overall about your abdomen area.
You are probably wondering what the recovery process is like. During your tummy tuck recovery, dressings or bandages will be used to cover the incision and you will want to keep the area clean and get lots of rest. You will also want to remain in a horizontal position during the first days of recovery due to the damage that standing upright could cause to the incision. Within a week or two of the procedure, you will be standing tall and confident in the new slimmer you. Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdomen that is proportionate to your body type and weight.
If you have any questions before, after or during the process, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons here at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists are here to help. Check out our Before and After gallery to see photos of previous tummy tuck patients and their results. Call today to schedule your consultation 614-682-5095!