The myth is that summer is time of joyful days at the beach, bike rides, volleyball, and lounging around the pool. All too often, the reality is dread: bikinis, short shorts, crop tops and halters show off your body.
Are you summer body confident? Or are you worried about bulges, sags, jiggles, creases and marks? Have you had little, if any, luck with diet and exercise programs?
Don’t give up. You have options. One of the most effective is a tummy tuck, the perfect fix for the many changes that pregnancy, weight gain and aging bring to your body.
Here is a look at how a tummy tuck can give you back your summer bod. And your confidence.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can give a person back a firmer figure and improve body contours. You look better in everything, from a bikini to a pair of jeans, from shorts to an evening dress.
During the procedure, which is called an abdominoplasty, the surgeon:
What Conditions Does It Help?
Whether you’ve gone through pregnancy, lost a good deal of weight, fighting the effects of age, or dealing with genetics, a tummy tuck could help.
After Pregnancy. Having a baby, whether naturally or with a C-section, results in stretched out skin that can stay that way. Exercise helps, but it often can’t firm up skin or fix separated abdominal muscles.
A tummy tuck, often with liposuction, can restore your figure to its pre-pregnancy glory.
After Weight Loss. Losing a serious amount of weight can leave you with loose skin and abs muscles that are overstretched. After all your hard work losing the weight, you might be discouraged by these aftereffects.
That’s where a tummy tuck can help. It tightens the skin and abdominal muscles.
With Aging. As a person ages, skin becomes less elastic and muscles tend to weaken. One of the first places it shows up is in the abdominal area. This gives you a saggy profile that adds years to your appearance.
A tummy tuck can restore your youthful contours, giving you a tight, lean abdominal region.
From Genetics. In some families, most members show extra pockets of fat in the stomach and hip area. This happens even if they are active, fit and live a healthy life. It can affect people in their 20s, 30s and beyond.
A tummy tuck can improve on nature for people genetically predisposed to a flabby midsection.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you are considering a tummy tuck, you need to be generally healthy. In addition, you should:
This is not the right procedure if a person is a smoker. If you want to have more children, you should put it off until your child bearing is finished. If you still want to lose a good deal of weight, have the work done after you drop the pounds. If you have a serious condition that is affecting your health, you need to check with the cosmetic surgeon to see if a tummy tuck is right for you.
Trust the Tummy Tuck Expert
Mark Schoemann, M.D., is committed to helping you look your best. He knows that a tummy tuck is one of the best ways to bring back you lean midsection, and your confidence.
He never recommends a one-size-fits-all procedure. He carefully tailors each treatment plan to meet the needs of his patient.
At Schoemann Plastic Surgery, communication is paramount. The doctor and his staff take all the time needed to fully answer questions and explain the procedure and recovery. The doctor listens to your needs and expectations, and fully describes the outcomes you can expect. He carefully goes over your options. Together, you decide on the best course of treatment.
Dr. Schoemann is double-board certified, by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He was medical director of Operation Smile at the Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre in Assam, India. He served as assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine.
Considering a tummy tuck? Work with the best, the team at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. Give them a call today.