A tummy tuck is a great way to find relief from sagging in the abdominal area, but there are a few misconceptions when it comes to what it can and can’t do! To ensure that you have realistic expectations for your results, here are a few things you can and can’t achieve from a tummy tuck procedure:
It can create a flat abdominal
A tummy tuck in Cleveland is a great way to achieve a flat abdominal area by removing loose hanging tissue. If you’ve undergone an immense weight loss, had a child, or are getting older, you can be left with excess tissue and weakened muscles. In many cases, a tummy tuck is the only way to repair and restore your abdominal area.
A tummy tuck can’t replace weight loss
One big misconception when it comes to the tummy tuck procedure is that it can help you lose weight. While a tummy tuck can definitely take some pounds off in extra tissue and some fat, it is not an alternative to weight loss. You should only opt for a tummy tuck once you are in your healthy weight range. The tummy tuck also does not prevent future weight gain, so it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise before and after your procedure. However, if you’re dealing with stubborn pockets of fat, Dr. Husni may recommend liposuction to help with these body contours.
A tummy tuck can remove excess skin
Excess skin is often present after pregnancy and weight loss when the skin stretches too far and cannot contract again. No matter how much you workout, often the only solution to tightening this excess skin is with a surgical procedure like the tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck can’t remove significant stretch marks
Stretch marks are a common complaint and can be very challenging to get rid of. While a tummy tuck can successfully remove some stretch marks below the belly button, it cannot treat stretch marks outside of this area.
The best way to determine how a tummy tuck can help you is to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Cleveland about your concerns. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Husni, contact our office today.