Will You Get Better Looking Abs With A Tummy Tuck?
Weight loss, pregnancy, childbirth – there are a variety of reasons you could be left with loose skin and excess fat around your stomach. It can often be difficult to get a firm and tight tummy, despite your best efforts. For those looking to create a more defined or slim stomach after weight loss, a tummy tuck could help.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi offers his Beverly Hills, CA patients the opportunity to successfully transform their abdominal area for a more toned appearance. By simply tightening and toning the stomach area, men and women can gain more confidence and feel better in their own skin.
How does tummy tuck surgery work?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, at Dr. Hakimi’s office is performed based on a variety of factors, including the amount of excess skin, the severity of sagging, skin laxity, and more. Depending on these factors, you’ll likely get one of three tummy tucks: full, mini, or extended. Once your abdominoplasty plan is created, Dr. Hakimi will schedule your surgery. Most of our Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, CA patients can expect their abdominal fat removal surgery to last between 1 – 5 hours, depending on the factors mentioned above. Each tummy tuck will include body contouring, like the removal of hanging skin, and at least a little bit of liposuction in order to help you get the stomach you desire.
What is the recovery process for a tummy tuck?
After your tummy tuck, Dr. Hakimi will give you at-home care instructions. It’s important to have a friend or family member who can take you home and provide support as you recover. The first few days following your recovery, you’ll likely need to sleep at an incline to remain comfortable and reduce swelling. It’s also important to keep moving – even small walks around the house – to keep your blood flowing. Several weeks after your surgery, you’ll likely be able to get back to your normal routine, with exercise following around two months after surgery. While the recovery process can be quite lengthy, many find it worth it. A few recommendations for a healthy recovery are:
- Drink a lot of water
- You will experience the most amount of pain in the first few days, so don’t be afraid to take a pain reliever if necessary
- Get as much rest as possible
Will I have abs after tummy tuck?
Many people like to get tummy tucks because it provides correction to areas that are stubborn and hard to tighten on your own. While it isn’t a weight-loss surgery, tummy tuck surgery is ideal for both men and women that want to shape their mid-section. Many people wonder, however, if a tummy tuck is suitable to give them better-looking abs. In fact, a tummy tuck is an ideal solution to getting the shapely abs you’re working so hard to achieve. Because there tends to be excess fat and skin in the abdominal area, the tummy tuck is an ideal procedure to reveal your abs and look fitter.
Whether you’re looking to show off your abs or just want a slimmer appearance, a tummy tuck performed by Beverly Hills, CA board-certified surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi can help you get the toned, tight, and fit appearance you’re looking for. For more information on this skin-tightening procedure, feel free to give Dr. Hakimi a call to set up your private consultation.