Achieving a well-toned and sculpted midsection can be a challenging goal, especially after pregnancy, significant weight loss, or as a natural part of the aging process. While exercise and diet can help, sometimes they aren’t enough to address certain concerns like loose skin and separated abdominal muscles. In such cases, a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can be a transformative solution.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The goal of a tummy tuck is to improve the midsection’s appearance through surgery. It works well for people who have weaker abdominal muscles or extra skin. During the procedure, extra skin and fat from the abdomen are usually removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened to give the area a more toned and contoured appearance.
What to Expect During a Tummy Tuck
The process begins with a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Panchal. During your appointment, you will discuss your goals and expectations, and Dr. Panchal will determine if you’re a suitable candidate.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take a few hours, depending on the extent of the work required. The surgeon will make incisions along the lower abdomen, remove the excess skin and fat, and tighten the abdominal muscles.
After the procedure, you can expect swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with medication and/or compression garments. Most patients can return to light activities within a few weeks, with a full recovery taking several months.
As swelling subsides and your body heals, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your midsection. The final results will become more apparent as time passes.
Schedule a Consultation at Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa
A tummy tuck is a powerful solution for those looking to sculpt and rejuvenate their midsection. It can provide a more youthful, toned, and confident appearance by addressing any excess skin concerns. If you want to discuss a tummy tuck, contact the Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, located in Edmond (405-340-9949) and Norman (405-310-6767), OK, but serving the surrounding communities too. Call our office or contact us through our online contact form.