Do you want a tummy tuck but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you’ve begun the research process but have questions about how to pick the right cosmetic surgeon or how to best prepare for your upcoming procedure.
Read through these three need-to-know tummy tuck tips to help you get the most out of your abdominoplasty.
Look at Before-and-After Pictures
The first step in the tummy tuck process is to choose your cosmetic surgeon. During your research, be sure to look at recent before and after photos of tummy tuck results that each cosmetic surgeon has achieved in the past.
This will give you an idea of the results you can expect, including what your scar might look like and where it might be placed. Compare before and after photos from various practices to help you gauge which details are the most important to you and which techniques you prefer.
Reach Your Weight Loss Goal First
As a general rule, you will see the best results from any cosmetic surgery — including abdominoplasty — if you come as close as possible to your target weight before your procedure. Otherwise, significant weight fluctuations after your tummy tuck could negatively affect your results.
That said, if areas of your abdomen aren’t responding to diet and exercise, consider sitting down with an experienced cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals. In some cases, diastasis recti could be standing in your way — and a tummy tuck can address this common condition.
Most people take around two weeks off work to recover from abdominoplasty.
Plan for Recovery
Give yourself enough downtime after your tummy tuck to appropriately recover so that you don’t rush the healing process. Proper recovery will not only reduce complications but also help to enhance your results.
If you still have questions about a tummy tuck or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call our Fairhope office at 251-929-7850.