How to Get Your Best Tummy Tuck Results

Planning a tummy tuck is relatively involved. There are several aspects of this process that require attention, from arranging time off to creating a home recovery center. Ultimately, the reason for all this planning is to achieve the best outcome. Here, we discuss a few tips that can help you get the most out of your tummy tuck procedure.

Choose the right technique for you.

Tummy tuck surgery is an excellent treatment choice because surgeons customize each procedure to the patient’s needs. Options for a firmer, flatter midsection include:

  •         Mini tummy tuck. The mini tuck focuses on the area below the navel. It can smooth loose, saggy tissue and minimize or erase stretch marks across the lower abdomen. The mini tummy tuck has the smallest incision line.
  •         Full tummy tuck. This standard surgical technique tightens abdominal tissue from the upper pubic area to the ribs. The incision for this procedure goes from hip to hip.
  •         Extended tummy tuck. The most extensive of the three techniques, the extended tummy tuck has a slightly longer incision that runs past each hip around the sides to the flanks. This surgery slims midsection circumference by also tightening tissues at the sides of the torso.

You’re not on your own choosing the best tummy tuck technique for your body. Your surgeon conducts a comprehensive consultation and assessment to reach the most appropriate recommendation.

Consider liposuction as an ancillary procedure to your tummy tuck.

Liposuction is one of the leading procedures to combine with a tummy tuck. In some cases, this minimally invasive technique to remove excess fat is performed to slim the abdomen and enhance the tightening effect. Liposuction can also accentuate the results of a tummy tuck when performed on a nearby area such as the hips, flanks, or back.

Plan your surgery at the right time.

Most people realize that their life choices after abdominoplasty can affect their surgical outcome. For example, women of childbearing age understand that pregnancy could stretch and loosen their abdominal wall. Another point of consideration that may be overlooked is that tummy tuck surgery should not be performed when a person is on a weight loss journey. Continued weight loss after this procedure could result in loose, saggy skin.

Learn more about abdominoplasty. Call 713.271.9000 to schedule an appointment at our Sugar Land or Houston location.

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