When aging, pregnancy, or dramatic weight loss leaves you with weakened abdominal muscles and excess skin and flab on your belly, these issues can become nearly impossible for you to resolve on your own. It can be frustrating that even when you lead an active lifestyle and are conscientious about what you eat, you won’t be able to get rid of unwanted, sagging skin and give yourself the flat, toned tummy you had when you were younger.
What can you do to solve these woes? In performing a surgical procedure called a tummy tuck, an experienced cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Anous can provide you with customized results, reshaping the contour of your entire midsection.
What to Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient procedure, which Dr. Anous will perform while you are under anesthesia. Because you will be groggy after the surgery, you’ll need to ask someone you trust to drive you home and stay with you afterward. You may also wish to ask for extra help around the house as you recover, especially if you have young children.
In general, you should plan for 10 to 14 days to recover from abdominoplasty surgery. While this is the timeframe it usually takes for tummy tuck patients to feel well enough to return to work (as long as their job responsibilities are not strenuous), your healing will continue to progress in stages for the next several months.
As you heal, here are the benefits you can expect to notice from your surgery:
- The elimination of most, if not all, stretch marks
- A more defined, hourglass figure
- A youthful-looking, vertical-shaped belly button
- Discreet, hard-to-detect scarring due to a unique approach to positioning the incisions
Health Advantages of Tummy Tuck Surgery
If you have been considering a tummy tuck, you should be aware that there may be more in store for you than a firmer, better-defined abdominal region. There are several overall health benefits you should consider, as well.
1. Better Posture and Less Back Pain
Your core muscles connect your upper and lower body and provide essential postural support, as well as better balance and stability. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that people with strong core muscles usually find it easier to do most physical activities, including lifting, twisting, running, and stretching. Weak core muscles can lead to more fatigue, less endurance, poor posture, lower back pain, and muscle injuries.
Since one of the goals of a tummy tuck is to tighten lax abdominal muscles, you will experience better spinal support and improved posture after undergoing an abdominoplasty and subsequent recovery.
2. An Assist With Your Weight Loss Goals
Dr. Anous’ uniquely developed tummy tuck techniques result in an average of between six and 22 pounds of lost weight in his patients. Additionally, an abdominoplasty surgery can support your weight loss objectives by removing some of the barriers standing between you and your fitness goals, such as excess skin that causes chafing and irritation when you are physically active.
As mentioned in the previous point, the postural benefits of tummy tucks can also make exercise much more comfortable and accessible for you. When you look better than you have in years, it can also be a tremendous motivator for you to maintain your excellent results by re-dedicating yourself to your diet and fitness goals.
3. Improved Mental Health
It stands to reason that when you look good, you feel good as well. Having more confidence in your appearance can be incredibly beneficial because struggles with physical flaws often weigh people down spiritually and emotionally.
Your self-consciousness about your protruding belly and sagging skin can take on an oversized appearance in your mind, to a point where it causes you to avoid social situations. Getting a tummy tuck can free you from those burdens and enhance your quality of life. You will finally have the necessary confidence in yourself to wear new styles of clothing and to show off your body at the pool, the beach, or the gym.
Tummy Tuck Surgery in Beverly Hills
If you are considering abdominoplasty to reverse the effects of aging and pregnancy, you’ll be in excellent hands with Dr. Anous. Having developed a one-of-a-kind approach to tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Anous is uniquely qualified to provide you with highly tailored results. Schedule your consultation today!