I Want to Lose Weight. Should I Consider A Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery helps patients to reclaim their bodies again after weight loss. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang offers his patients in Atlanta, GA the opportunity to sculpt their body with this excess skin removal surgery and liposuction. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, we help men and women reduce loose or wrinkly skin along with stubborn fat in their lower abdomen. What results is a more toned look after having a tummy tuck in Atlanta, GA. This surgery can be done in combination with other procedures during a mommy makeover surgery.
Do I need to lose weight for a tummy tuck?
Dr. Mang suggests his patients are at a healthy weight before surgery. This weight should be maintained for at least 6 –12 months before tummy tuck surgery. He recommends patients are 10 – 15 pounds from their goal weight to be a candidate for a tummy tuck. Ultimately, this surgery isn’t a substitution for weight loss as it is meant to treat loose skin. Liposuction may also be used to help reduce fat. If your stomach area has some tightness, but you’re unhappy with stubborn fat, you may be better suited to have fat reduction with liposuction. We do recommend that women who have a tummy tuck with us are done having children.
What happens during a tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery is performed by Dr. Mang while the patient is under general anesthesia. Depending on your condition, the incision type is chosen based on how much excess skin you have. For extended tummy tucks, the incision is hip to hip, slightly above the pubic bone. For more minimal skin removal, a less invasive technique is used with a less extensive scar. Regardless of your incision type, your tummy tuck at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA will remove excess fat and skin, and incorporate liposuction.
Tummy tuck recovery
After your tummy tuck, we will monitor you closely before allowing you to go home in a compression garment. Standing upright and walking will be difficult for a few days. Normal movement will become easier once your muscles relax, and your incision heals, usually in about two weeks. Refrain from any strenuous activities for at least eight weeks post-surgery. A follow-up appointment to check your healing is necessary to ensure the best possible results.
How long will my tummy tuck results last?
A tummy tuck won’t help you lose weight. This surgery is used to remove excess fat and loose or sagging skin, or to smooth out abs. How long your tummy tuck results last depends on your lifestyle. A healthy diet and regular exercise will allow you to maintain your weight and your results the longest.
Learn how a tummy tuck can sculpt your body
When you’re looking for safe ways to remove excess and loose skin in the lower abdominal area, consider a tummy tuck in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang specializes in helping his patients achieve the smooth, flat, and toned stomach they’re dreaming of. During your consultation at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, he can learn about your goals and determine if other procedures are necessary with a tummy tuck to help you achieve your body goals. To learn more about if you’re a candidate for a tummy tuck, call our office to schedule a consultation.