Patients in the Newton, MA area are enjoying newfound confidence thanks to a tummy tuck by Dr. Narasimhan. Dr. Narasimhan enjoys working with each patient to help establish a customized treatment plan based on their current situation and aesthetic goals. Patients who are interested in a tummy tuck should are encouraged to do their research before undergoing the procedure to have a realistic outlook regarding the procedure.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is the elimination of cumbersome excess skin and the firming of loose muscles through re-draping the muscle wall and trimming the unnecessary skin. A tummy tuck is not intended to eliminate large amounts of fat, but rather to improve the appearance of loose skin that no longer has the amount of elasticity to become firm again.
Who is a Candidate for Tummy Tuck?
Patients that elect a tummy tuck usually have recently had a pregnancy and gave birth which stretched the skin and muscles or a patient that has recently experienced a massive weight loss. After a certain point of stress, the skin and muscle will not be able to retract on its own, that is where a tummy tuck comes in. if you are within a close range to your goal weight and are generally healthy, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
Tummy Tuck Options
Depending on the extent Newton Plastic Surgeon Dr. Narasimhan will have to operate to help you achieve your aesthetic goals will depend on how and where the incisions are made.
- Full – Involves incisions at the lower abdomen and around the navel to remove excess skin,
- Mini Tummy Tuck – Involves a single incision above the pubic area to pull and affix the skin and muscle in a tighter position.
- Extended – Involves all the incisions of a full tummy tuck, as well as a lift along the sides of the hips.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
For the first few days post procedure, it is encouraged that you rest completely while the healing process begins. After a few weeks, it will vital that you begin to re-introduce light movement and exercise to help with the recovery process. After about 6 months you can begin to fully enjoy the aesthetic outcome of the surgery as the scars and swelling subside.
Schedule a Consultation
Patients in the Newton, MA area who are interested in learning more about a tummy tuck can contact our office today at (978) 369-1579. Dr. Narasimhan looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals through a customized treatment plan.