Abdominal Skin Tightening in San Francisco
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Patients who have had children or lost a significant amount of weight may have problems with excess skin hanging off their belly. When a baby is born or fat is lost, skin remains in a stretched out state. Patients who try to use diet and exercise to help tighten skin do not see results. Once skin elasticity is lost, it can not be restored to a firmer look and feel using nonsurgical treatment options. A tummy tuck is a procedure that is used to reduce the bulge of excess skin around the tummy. Patients who undergo a tummy tuck receive the smooth and flat tummy they have always wanted.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
Patients who choose to have a tummy tuck performed by one of the specialists at Wave Plastic Surgery will have a thorough initial consultation. The specialist will examine the tummy and determine exactly what needs to be done during surgery to improve its appearance. A mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck procedure may be recommended based on the location and severity of sagging skin.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
A tummy tuck is performed using a horizontal incision that is made just below the belly button. The incision is made along natural skin folds so a noticeable scar does not form. Once the incision is made and the abdominal wall is visualized, loose muscles are repaired and strengthened. Liposuction may be used to remove stubborn fat pockets. Skin is carefully pulled over the repaired and strengthened abdomen to achieve a taut appearance. Excess skin and tissue are trimmed away and the incision is closed.
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Life After Your Tummy Tuck
Patients who undergo a tummy tuck will need to take a few weeks off from work. There may be some bruising and swelling after the procedure and during the recovery process. Patients will notice that their belly is flatter immediately after their procedure; however, final results will not be seen until postsurgical swelling and bruising completely goes away. Final results include the following:
- A naturally tighter abdomen
- A reduction of excess abdominal skin
- Increased self-confidence
Many patients who undergo the procedure feel much more comfortable in their old clothes. They also report buying new clothing to show their new bodies off. A tummy tuck truly is a life-changing procedure that helps patients take back control of their bodies.
Move Forward with Your Tummy Tuck
Men and women who would like to improve the appearance of their abdomen by removing excess skin are encouraged to schedule a tummy tuck consultation with one of the specialists at Wave Plastic Surgery. Patients who have loose skin and stubborn fat around the abdominal area may benefit from a combined tummy tuck and liposuction procedure. Please fill out the form on this page or give us a call to schedule your Tummy Tuck consultation at Wave Plastic Surgery – (866) 552-0803.