Are you struggling with stubborn fat around your midsection? For many of us, no matter how rigorously we watch our diet, strive to maintain a healthy diet, or how many hours we spend at the gym, the fat that clings to our tummies refuses to budge. While many non-surgical options promise incredible results, it may take a series of treatments to achieve your ideal aesthetic. Tummy tuck is an advanced procedure we perform here at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to help you redefine your contours.
Many may consider an abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck) a neat way of avoiding all that worry and frustration. However, like any elective surgery, it needs to be carefully considered. That’s why we strongly recommend that you contact us to arrange a consultation with an expert. Dr. Chernoff and his elite team look forward to meeting you, discussing your aesthetic goals, and helping you decide if tummy tuck is the right procedure for you.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a removal of the excess fat and skin that can accumulate in the abdominal area. In most cases it also requires the restoration of weakened or separated muscles in the abdomen, making for a smaller, flatter and smoother abdominal profile.
What to expect during and after treatment
A tummy tuck is a relatively simple procedure lasting around 1-2 hours. The procedure itself is as follows:
- The patient is given anesthesia.
- A small incision is made between the pubic hairline and belly button.
- The underlying abdominal muscles are repaired.
- The upper abdominal skin is adjusted, excess skin trimmed, and remaining skin sutured together.
Recovery periods will vary from patient to patient. You will need to give your body the time it needs to heal. Dr. Chernoff and his specialists will provide you with proper aftercare instructions and advise you to avoid strenuous activity for a specific amount of time.
What are the benefits and advantages of a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck liberates you from the frustration of shifting body fat and loose skin from diet- and exercise-resistant fat. You get to enjoy a sleeker, slimmer, and smoother profile, as well as a trimmer waistline. It can reduce back pain caused by a weakening of your core muscles, reduce the urinary incontinence many women experience in childbirth or aging, and correct ventral hernias.
Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
If you have tried diligently but still experience excessive fat and/or looseness in the belly despite seeing great results elsewhere, you may be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. Dr. Chernoff and his specialists will help you decide if a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you during your initial consultation.
What results can you expect?
You should be able to see the results within 6 months. By this time the swelling will have gone down and scar tissue will be less noticeable. If you think you might be a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck, get in touch with us today to arrange a consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!