Now is the Time for Your Post-Holiday Tummy Tuck
Now that the holidays are over, are you still feeling the effects of too much celebrating? If that extra bulge around the middle is not budging despite your diet and exercise efforts, perhaps it is time to take action. Consider a tummy tuck with Dr. Rappaport at Houston Center for Plastic Surgery to restore your flatter midsection and fit into those clothes that are currently hanging in the back of your closet. We have a number of reasons why now might be the perfect time to schedule your tummy tuck procedure.
Say Goodbye to the Flab
Even if you are able to shed the extra pounds you put on over the season of celebration, it is likely that you still have isolated areas of abnormal contour that have not changed much in the process. One common spot for those fat deposits to settle is in the midsection. A tummy tuck will eliminate those isolated bulges and tighten your abdomen to give you a smoother body contour. In some cases, Dr. Rappaport will use liposuction during the tummy tuck to produce an even better result.
Eliminate Loose Skin
Fat pockets are not the only problem that can plague your middle. Some individuals also find loose skin around the waist interferes with their body shape and their comfort level in wearing some types of clothing. Loose skin is particularly problematic for women after pregnancy or those that have lost a significant amount of weight. However, it can also occur as a result of the normal aging process. Dr. Rappaport will remove the excess skin to create a smoother, more attractive midsection.
Tighten and Tone
While a tummy tuck isn’t going to make you look like you have gone crunch-crazy at the gym, it will produce a slightly more toned abdominal area. Dr. Rappaport tightens up the abdominal muscles that often separate as a result of pregnancy or weight gain. By performing this step before removing excess fat and skin, he can achieve a smoother, more natural look around the middle. You may also have your belly button repositioned during the procedure to ensure the best result possible after your procedure.
Rethink Your Body Profile
When you have a bulge around the middle, it can throw your entire body profile out of proportion. The extra weight in the waistline can make your breasts and buttocks appear smaller and your contour to look older than you feel. By enhancing the appearance of the midsection, we can restore your youthful appearance and allow you to wear clothing that shows off your figure rather than hiding it.
Getting Ready for Summer
A tummy tuck is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves an incision that stretches across the lower abdomen just below the panty line. If you schedule your tummy tuck soon, you will have ample time to heal fully before summer rolls around and you are ready to show off your new beach-ready body.
A tummy tuck offers numerous benefits, but it is also a major surgery that requires some preparation and ample recovery time in order for it to be as successful as possible. If you want to enjoy your new body by this summer, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery today at (713) 790-4500 to find out if a tummy tuck is the right choice for you and don’t forget to check out our tummy tuck photo gallery.