Tummy Tuck Considerations

As patients visit my practice with questions about how they can contour their bodies, I’ve noticed there is some confusion regarding which procedures are most likely to achieve the desired results. I recommend that tummy tuck patients in San Jose take time before choosing their surgery to consider exactly what they want to achieve.

Tummy tuck surgery differs from liposuction in that it targets only the abdomen and is typically more extensive. I recommend tummy tucks for patients who want to restore their bodies after pregnancy or who have lost significant amounts of weight and want to get rid of excess abdominal skin. While liposuction can remove small pockets of fat, it is not designed to tighten skin or remove stretch marks.

One of the main concerns of tummy tuck patients is what the recovery process will be like. Although the amount of time needed to recover depends on the extent of the surgery, it’s important that patients get an estimate from their doctor before the surgery and set aside a realistic recovery period. Failing to do so could lead to complications or unsatisfactory results.

Even though it is a major procedure, Tummy Tuck surgery is a great option for patients who are mentally and physically ready. If you think this may be the solution you’re looking for, I recommend talking with a qualified surgeon to learn more about what’s involved.

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