For San Diego women who want to wear a bikini at the beach, feel more attractive in tight clothing, or just feel more comfortable in their own skin, a tummy tuck can be a great plastic surgery procedure. Not to be mistaken for a weight loss surgery, a tummy tuck includes making a hip to hip incision across the lower abdomen to remove loose and sagging skin. This excess skin may be the result of a post-pregnancy body, significant weight loss or the effects of gravity as we age.
While a tummy tuck can help re-sculpt a San Diego patient’s abdomen and help them gain added self-confidence, some potential plastic surgery patients are concerned about future repercussions. For example – what happens if you end up gaining weight after a tummy tuck? Will it impact your results?
You Should Be at or Near Your Ideal Goal Weight Before Getting a Tummy Tuck
San Diego patients should know that when it comes to getting a tummy tuck, they should be as close as possible to their ideal weight because a tummy tuck doesn’t help you lose weight, but rather it rids your body of excess abdominal skin. Even if you have sagging and drooping abdominal skin that you find unattractive, if you feel you have more weight to lose, you should put off the procedure until you’re sure you’re ready.
Your Weight Should Be Stable Before You Get a Tummy Tuck
As much as San Diego’s Dr. Kaweski, of Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, wants to speak with potential patients about plastic surgery options, you shouldn’t immediately schedule a consultation the first day you see that magic number on your scale. Instead, you should have maintained your goal weight for a stable amount of time before considering getting a tummy tuck to ensure that your results are long-lasting.
Future Weight Gain Can Impact Your Results
The reason that Dr. Kaweski counsels her potential San Diego tummy tuck patients about waiting to get the procedure until they’ve reached their goal weight and have maintained it for a stable amount of time is that future weight gain can negatively impact the results of a tummy tuck. This is especially true if you tend to gain weight in the abdomen. To have the best, longest lasting results, you should not come in for a tummy tuck until your weight is stable, ideal and you have a regimented diet and exercise routine to maintain your weight.
Learning More About Tummy Tucks
Dr. Kaweski understands that when it comes to any plastic surgery procedure, her patients want to be as informed as possible before they decide to take the plunge. That’s often how they find these blog posts – they’re doing online research before deciding to come in for a consultation. As great as it is to educate yourself about a potential plastic surgery procedure like a tummy tuck, nothing compares to having a conversation with the surgeon who may perform your procedure. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, Dr. Kaweski recommends you come into Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation. During that appointment, she can perform a full examination, explain the surgery, answer all your questions, and come up with a personalized treatment plan for you.
To schedule this consultation today, call (619) 464-9876.