If you are looking for that slimmer shape that does not include your dreaded muffin top, an abdominoplasty procedure may be the right choice for you. More commonly called a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes extra skin and tissues from the lower abdomen. This can help you get rid of your muffin top, slim down your flanks, get a tighter and slimmer abdomen and feel better about yourself in and out of your clothes. Whether you have drooping tissues from pregnancy, weight loss, prior surgeries or simple aging mixed with your genetics, we can help you achieve a beautiful figure that reveals the true you.
You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have enough hanging tissues from the abdomen to make surgery a good idea. Therefore, this procedure is best for those with moderate to large amounts of excess skin. In addition, you should have realistic expectations for what this surgery can accomplish and realize that it is not an adequate option for changing your life entirely, although it can make you feel more confident in your own skin. Of course, the best patients are those who are generally healthy.
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that usually requires general anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the surgery time. Occasionally, our surgeon may opt to use topical anesthesia and IV sedation instead. However, it all depends on the unique case.
You will need to plan on taking time off for recovery from abdominoplasty. Once you have fully healed, you can enjoy the new and improved you!
Keep in mind that abdominoplasty should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and an exercise regimen that keeps you toned and helps you burn calories. If you put on weight following your procedure, you may re-stretch your skin and create a new muffin top.
Remember that this is not a procedure to help you get rid of fat. If stubborn fat pockets in this area are a problem for you, you can ask our surgeon about combining liposuction with a tummy tuck.
To schedule your abdominoplasty consultation and learn more about your options, get in touch with our staff at the office of Dr. Joseph Thomas in Chicago. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started!