For those who have undergone extensive weight fluctuations, you may notice that extra fat has built up around your waist and stomach. This is perfectly normal, and you can solve this problem by scheduling an abdominoplasty procedure, or tummy tuck, with Dr. Taglienti of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists.
What is an abdominoplasty and what does it consist of? Let's delve more into these questions.
Let's say you've lost an extreme amount of weight in a short amount of time. If you're not sure what constitutes a lot of weight, a great example is by watching the contestants on the hit television show "The Biggest Loser." Upon the show's conclusion, these contestants look fantastic! They've not only shed weight, but they're likely eating healthier and feeling more confident. However, in the finale, viewers can typically notice the side effects of dropping weight so quickly: Contestants have loose skin that has to be tightened up. Much of this can done with abdominoplasty surgery.
"Abdominoplasty surgery can help a person drop upwards of 10 pounds almost instantly."
During the procedure, surgeons liftand remove surplus skin off the abdominal wall. They then tighten the patient's abdominal muscles and stretch the skin so it fits nicely around the body. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, abdominoplasty surgery can help a person drop upwards of 10 pounds almost instantly.
For those who are typically active, you might be hesitant to schedule a tummy tuck because, like any surgery, you'll experience downtime. However, it's not as much as you may think. Generally, patients can go about their normal, daily activities two weeks after the surgery is completed. We suggest you get plenty of rest during this time and immediately after the two weeks is over. It's also best that you ease into your normal work schedule.