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IS ABDOMINOPLASTY RIGHT FOR YOU? October 10, 2014

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims at removing excess skin around the tummy area; it improves the appearance of the abdomen. The procedure makes a significant improvement on your appearance within a short time. However, it is not a process that is suitable for everybody; learn here if you make a right candidate for a tummy tuck.

IF YOU HAVE EXCESS SKIN ON YOUR TUMMY

Excess skin and laxity of muscles around the abdominal area is common in both men and women due to massive weight loss, childbirth (in women) and aging. A tummy tuck will impressively reduce the excess skin, create a waistline and contour the body to the desired shape.

IF YOU ARE IN GENERAL GOOD HEALTH

Good health is a major requirement if you are considering a tummy tuck, if you are in good health you will be able to tolerate the anesthesia and recover without complications. You have to practice healthy habits before and after the surgery to get great results. If you smoke, you have to stop at least six weeks before the surgery. Check this particularly for abdominoplasty in Liverpool.

YOUR WEIGHT IS STABLE

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, you have to have achieved your desired weight or at least close and be able to maintain for at least six months before the surgery. Weight fluctuations before and after the surgery may affect the general outcome of the tummy tuck.

IF YOU ARE DONE HAVING CHILDREN (FOR WOMEN)

If you are a woman who has already had the desired number of children, you can consider this option to get back in shape. Abdominoplasty is a lengthy, costly procedure and you do not want to go through all that after every child. The muscles that are repaired during tummy tuck can separate again after childbirth. You can undergo the surgery when you are sure that you have your desired brood.

CAN YOU AFFORD THE PROCEDURE?

A tummy tuck is costly, you will need help with your daily chores and you need time off from work. Cosmetic tummy tuck is not included in the health insurance cover, so you need to find ways to finance the procedure and provide for yourself during the recovery process.

YOU DO NOT LIKE YOUR ABDOMINAL APPEARANCE

The society applauds certain appearances and despises others; many times, you may find that you have become a target for annoying comments or insults due to your appearance. If this affects your self-esteem and confidence, Abdominoplasty may be the solution you have been looking for. It helps flatten your tummy considerably, tighten your muscles and contour your body appropriately.

 

CAN LIVE WITH THE SCAR

What most people do not know is that the procedure leaves a scar along abdomen. Surgeons try very much to lower the scar, shorten it and make it as symmetrical as possible but the fact is that you will have a scar. Scars fade away with time but this may be different for different kinds of people.

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