||A Before and After Look at Tummy
by Dave Lavinsky
If you have a protruding abdomen, loose skin as a result of
weight loss or childbirth, if despite your best efforts at diet
and exercise, you just canít seem to tighten those abs, a tummy
tuck may be a good option for you. What can you expect from a
tummy tuck, before and after? The process will vary depending on
the health of the patient and the type of procedure performed.
In your initial consultation with a surgeon, he or she will sit
down and listen to you. It is important for you to be able to
explain what you want, and also to understand what procedures
the surgeon may recommend. The difference between a full tummy
tuck and a mini tummy tuck is significant. A mini tummy tuck is
more affordable, and might be appropriate for your needs. A
reputable surgeon will have tummy tuck before and after photos
to show you their work. They will also have references from
The surgeon will do an examination of your abdominal area to
determine what procedure is best for you. Many surgeons will
take digital photos during the examination, and will be able to
show you on a computer what a tummy tuck before and after would
look like for you. You will be asked questions about your
general health, as well. It is important to be in good health
before your tummy tuck plastic surgery.
After you decided on the proper procedure with your surgeon,
your operation will be scheduled and your surgeon will discuss
price and financing options, if any exist. On the day of your
surgery you will either be given general or local anesthesia
prior to the operation. Depending on the type of tummy tuck, you
may be admitted overnight to the hospital, but in most cases you
will be in a recovery room for several hours before being
released. It is important to follow your surgeonís instructions
for your tummy tuck, both before and after the surgery, to make
sure that your body heals properly.
Before your surgery, be sure to follow instructions about
medications, what time you must stop eating and drinking, as
well as the activities you should limit. By following your
surgeonís instructions, you will greatly increase your chances
for a good recovery. With self-care and proper diet and
exercise, your tummy tuck should allow you to have that flat,
firm stomach you desire for many years to come.
About the Author
Tummy Tuck Info provides detailed information on standard and
mini tummy tucks, surgery and recovery procedures, and other
advice, including the cost of surgery. Tummy Tuck Info is the
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