An abdominoplasty, or
tummy tuck, is a procedure that involves tightening the abdominal muscles and removing
excess skin and fat for a streamlined silhouette. Before deciding to have
a tummy tuck, you’ll need to carefully weigh the benefits and risks
with the help of Dr. R. Scott Yarish at Town & Country Plastic Surgery
and Medical Spa. Dr. Yarish will also need to review your medical history
to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Have You Experienced Significant Weight Loss?
A tummy tuck may be right for you if you’ve lost a great deal of
weight. Many women have tummy tucks after losing weight following labor
and delivery. This procedure is particularly ideal for mothers because
their abdominal wall muscles have been severely stretched and pulled apart.
Diet and exercise can facilitate weight loss, yet only a surgical procedure
can repair the muscles. This type of plastic surgery is also ideal for
anyone who has succeeded in losing a significant amount of weight and
is troubled by the appearance of loose, excess skin.
Are You Planning to Have Children or Lose Weight?
New mothers who are planning to have more children in the future may wish
to wait to have a tummy tuck. This is because the abdominal wall muscles
will become stretched again during the next pregnancy. Additionally, individuals
who have already lost weight, yet plan to lose even more should wait until
they have reached their weight loss goals.
Are You in Good Overall Health?
Inform Dr. Yarish of your full medical history. The best candidates for
a tummy tuck are generally healthy individuals who do not smoke. If you
currently smoke, you might consider quitting. Smoking inhibits the
healing process after the surgery and it increases the risk of complications.
Dr. Yarish at
Town & Country Plastic Surgery can help you decide if a tummy tuck is right for you. At our facility
for plastic surgery in Houston, we’re dedicated to helping our patients
reach their aesthetic goals through sophisticated procedures that create
natural-looking results. Call us at (713) 467-0146 or visit us on the
Web at www.yarishmd.com to read about our many services, including liposuction
and breast uplift.