Tummy Tuck | When is it Right to Make it Tight?

Life can quickly take its toll on your abdominal muscles, turning a once flat stomach into something a little rounder. Pregnancy, extra weight, and age can all do their part in loosening your stomach area. Diet and exercise often aren’t enough, leaving many women feeling frustrated about their bodies. Let go of the frustration and embrace a flatter stomach with a tummy tuck. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is here to help you look your best.

Why a Tummy Tuck?

In 2013 U.S. plastic surgeons performed 111,986 tummy tucks, more than 4000% increase since 2000. This procedure is one of the top plastic surgery procedures around the country. While many patients can benefit from a tummy tuck, it is especially useful for women after pregnancy (carrying a child weakens abdominal muscles) and for those that have lost weight and want to remove excess skin. If you’re struggling with carrying around a little extra in your mid-section, let us help. A tummy tuck can give you the confidence boost you’ve been looking for.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

“Tummy tuck” is a popular nickname for a procedure also referred to as abdominoplasty. It reduces the appearance of a bulging abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. It also tightens the abdominal muscles. In many cases we combine a tummy tuck procedure with liposuction for even more body sculpting benefits. The results are instant and permanent; with good diet and exercise practices, a tummy tuck can jump start your new body. We recommend women wait for a tummy tuck until they are done having children.

Check out some of these before and after pictures to get an idea of the type of results you might obtain from a tummy tuck.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

A tummy tuck is a same day procedure, so you’ll be able to go home on the day of your operation. We have a long lasting local anesthesia that significantly reduces discomfort for up to 72 hours.  Most patients have swelling for a few days and a difficult time standing at first. One of the best things you can do for your recovery is to start walking as soon as possible. Take it easy, but do get your body moving again.

You’ll need some time off of work to recover. Recovery is quick and frequently patients can be back to work in 5 to 7 days. We can talk with you about the recovery process in depth before your surgery.

Are you ready for a tighter abdomen? Come in for a tummy and look and feel your best.