What is a tummy tuck?

If you’ve been following a healthy diet, going to the gym every day and doing 50 sit-ups a day, without seeing the results you want, then a Chicago tummy tuck may be your ideal solution. For many women, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to get rid of the ‘muffin top’, particularly after 40. So, what is a tummy tuck?

Known medically as, “abdominoplasty” a tummy tuck involves removing extra skin and fat around your abdomen, while at the same time tightening abdominal wall muscles. This results in a flatter, trimmer tummy. It’s important to note that a tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction; however, you may choose to have both procedures done at the same time.

Who Can Have the Surgery?

If you are past your child-bearing years, or you’ve decided not to have children, then you would be a good candidate for the surgery. Also, if you aren’t planning on losing a lot of weight in the near future, you’d be an ideal candidate.

Preparing for abdominoplasty

The first step is to consult with your primary health care provider to discuss your options. Until he or she gives you a clean bill of health, you won’t be able to proceed. Then, consult with your surgeon to discuss the procedure. You can opt for a full or partial tummy tuck; your surgeon will tell you what he/she recommends in your particular situation. Your surgeon will also talk about scarring, and what you can do to minimize visibility.

The surgery typically takes a few hours and you’ll likely be able to go home the same day. Recovery at home will take at least a few days.

A Chicago tummy tuck can help you get your pre-baby body back, or the body you had in your 20’s. Consult with Chicagoland Aesthetics today.

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