What You Can Do to Maximize Your Tummy Tuck

The goal of having a flat, toned stomach seems simple enough. Just eat well and exercise regularly and you’re bound to be rewarded. This is the idea, anyway. In real life, we see the frustration this belief creates, and we provide the care that people need to actually attain their objective. We do it via tummy tuck surgery. You may already be aware of the extensive benefits of a tummy tuck. Here, we discuss how to make the most of this decision.

Choose the right tummy tuck for your body.

No body is the same, which is why it is both possible and necessary to choose the right tummy tuck technique for yours. Fortunately, you’re not on your own. Dr. Rosenthal conducts a comprehensive consultation and examination to determine the extent of lifting and tightening you may need. Your options include:

  • Mini tummy tuck, which smoothes loose skin and muscle across the lower abdominal area. This technique may be great for a minor muffin top.
  • Full tummy tuck, which is the most common of the three techniques used today. The full tummy tuck can tighten and smooth the entire abdomen, from hip area to ribs.
  • Extended tummy tuck, which may be ideal for people who have lost a significant amount of weight. The extended technique tightens and flattens the abdomen as well as the flanks.

Combine your tummy tuck with liposuction.

The tummy tuck can remove a small amount of excess fatty tissue. For more accentuated curves, many people choose to add liposuction to their body contouring process. Liposuction is minimally invasive and achieves noticeable slimming effects. It need not be limited to the abdomen to enhance the body’s curves. Liposuction may be performed on the hips, flanks, or back.

Time your surgery well.

Timing is important when planning a tummy tuck because weight gain can alter the results achieved through this surgery. Women know that they should postpone a tummy tuck until they are done having children. What people often don’t realize is that they should also not lose weight after their procedure. It is best to reach your goal weight before abdominoplasty to prevent the appearance of loose, saggy skin.

We are proud to serve the areas of San Jose,  Los Gatos, and environs. Contact us at (408) 559-4700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Regina Rosenthal.