Timing is Everything When it Comes to a Tummy Tuck
It’s all about diet and exercise, they say, when it comes to losing weight. But what if you’re still left with extra pockets of unwanted fat and skin tissues in the abdominal area? Here at our Sacramento tummy tuck practice, men and women seek Dr. Semlacher’s expertise in a tummy tuck procedure for a flatter and well-toned midsection. Admit it — a tauter and flatter stomach could actually raise your confidence level by leaps and bounds!
First Things First, Tummy Tuck is Not a Weight Loss Tool
Dr. Semlacher would like to point out that a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is not a weight loss procedure. This type of plastic surgery is actually geared towards for men and women who are relatively in good shape but just can’t seem to improve the appearance of loose and sagging abdominal skin. This could be a result of childbirth in which the abdominal muscles were overly stretched or massive weight loss following a certain diet and exercise regimen.
Timing is Everything
You can’t just decide to have a tummy tuck right there and then. First of all, you need to be within or close to your ideal body weight. If you’re currently trying to lose weight, it may be best to wait until you’ve achieved your desired weight.
Second, if you’re a woman, you should have no plans of getting pregnant following a tummy tuck as future childbirths could cause your abdominal muscles to stretch out again. Third, if you’re a smoker, you might want to give yourself at least 6 weeks to quit smoking. We earlier wrote about the effects of smoking on plastic surgery outcomes in this post. The longer you quit smoking before plastic surgery, the shorter and smoother your recovery will be.
Your Tummy Tuck Procedure with Dr. Semlacher
Your tummy tuck surgery here at our practice is way more than just a body-contouring surgery. Dr. Semlacher’s approach to a tummy tuck is not just about removing excess fat and skin tissues. He aims to provide you with an aesthetically balanced abdominal contour by using the right techniques suitable for you.
Schedule a consultation today by calling 916.961.9219 or by filling out this contact form. We are available to answer your queries before or after your consultation. We look forward to providing you with the most naturally beautiful plastic surgery outcomes possible!