An Introduction to Tummy Tucks
by Dave Lavinsky
Abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” is a major surgical procedure
that removes excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightens
the abdominal muscles. Many people who are unable to achieve
desired results with traditional diet and exercise seek a
plastic surgery tummy tuck. The tummy tuck is the sixth most
popular plastic surgery procedure in the US.
There are different types of tummy tuck surgeries, and the main
difference is how much work is done and how large of an incision
is needed. A mini tummy tuck is only performed on the abdominal
area below the belly button. A traditional tummy tuck surgery is
performed on the entire abdominal area, from the lower rib cage
to the top of the pelvis. When considering plastic surgery tummy
tuck, it is important to meet with a qualified physician to
discuss what options are best for you.
To determine if you would be a good candidate for tummy tuck
surgery, ask yourself the following questions:
Are you within about 30% of your ideal weight?
If you intend to lose more weight or become pregnant, you should
probably wait to have a tummy tuck.
Are you physically and emotionally healthy?
The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery understand the
associated risks and have the good health necessary for proper
Will you have the time to allow your body to heal properly?
In some cases, an overnight stay in the hospital may be
required, and healing can take up to 6 months to fully recover.
During that time period, with your doctor’s permission you will
be able to return to most normal activities.
Can you afford the cost of a Plastic Surgery Tummy Tuck?
Most insurance companies won’t cover the cost of the procedure.
It is considered elective surgery.
Further consultation with your physician will of course be
necessary to ultimately determine if a plastic surgery tummy
tuck is right for you. It is important to do some research about
surgeons in your area before you seriously consider a tummy
tuck. Referrals can be very helpful, and quality tummy tuck
surgeons tend to be concentrated in certain locales.
For example, in Newport Beach there are many qualified surgeons
to select from. Similar results can be obtained in the greater
Orange County as well as in New York City. Be sure to check the
surgeon’s credentials with the American Board of Medical
Specialties and your state medical board. In short, before your
research before you decide on a tummy tuck.
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
sister site of Liposuction Web.
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