It seems as if most people want a flat stomach these days. From workout videos to yoga, diet plans to exercise routines – people work hard day in and day out to get that perfect abdominal shape. Unfortunately, just exercising and eating less cannot help everyone achieve their ideal body structure, especially if one’s body is covered in loose skin and fatty deposits.

There are various factors that can adversely affect the way the body looks. These factors include genetics, age, and constant weight fluctuations. If traditional methods such as exercising and dieting are not working, then you can turn to a form of plastic surgery known as Abdominoplasty for help achieving your goals.

More commonly known as a tummy tuck, this procedure can help remove excessive amounts of fat and skin. It can also help fix weak and separated muscles, thereby restoring and strengthening your abdominal muscles.

It is important to remember that although the effects of the surgery can give you the ideal tummy shape, it is up to you to maintain it. That is to say that if your weight fluctuates too much, you may risk developing excess skin and fat in the abdominal area as well.

The good news is that the outcome of this procedure is permanent, and with good maintenance you do not have to worry about developing loose skin again. The procedure, however, is not intended to be a replacement for eating right and exercising. It is important to continue practicing these healthy habits.

What You Need To Know About Abdominoplasty

Before undergoing the procedure, the first step you need to take is to do research and find a doctor that has a good track record with performing this procedure. That will ensure that the surgery is properly done and you can look forward to a positive end result.

Once you find a good surgeon, you should schedule a consultation to talk to them about what you are looking for from the procedure. Once you are properly prepped and ready for the operation, your surgeon will make the necessary incisions to gain access to the underlying tissues. Once the incisions are made, excess fat will be removed and muscles will be restored.

There are two kinds of tummy tucks, the first is a partial tummy tuck and the second is the full Abdominoplasty procedure. While the partial tummy tuck generally involves making an incision across the lower area of the tummy, the full Abdominoplasty procedure involves making this incision across the hips, lower abdomen, and pubic area.

The general goal of the procedure is to remove excess fat and skin to create a nice, flat abdomen suited to your desires. The operation generally lasts between three to five hours and once it is completed, your surgeon will close the incision and place dressings around the surgical area.

It is advisable to have someone available to drive you home and keep an eye on you over the following twenty four hours. It can take several weeks for you to recover from the operation and you should take some time off work to help facilitate a fast recovery. The time required depends on the extent of your procedure, and your surgeon’s recommendation.

Contact Our Office

To learn more about the procedure, contact the Plastic Surgery Institute of Dayton to set up a consultation. Our surgeons are highly skilled and ready to assist you from start to finish.