Life throws a lot of curveballs and keeping a slim, firm midsection throughout all of life’s changes can be difficult. Women who have gained or lost a significant amount of weight may find that by the end of their health journey their bellies no longer look the same. Pregnancy can trigger the same changes. A terrible fact stretched out stomach skin is that there’s only so much that diet and exercise can do.
Constant weight fluctuations can weaken the abdominal wall and lead to stretched skin throughout the midsection. These changes can be noticeable; however, there is little that can be done about these concerns naturally.
A Tummy Tuck is a perfect way to address these issues and restore your body’s youthful, toned figure. During the procedure, the surgeon will tighten your abdominal muscles and remove any excess skin from the area. What will remain is a much flatter, more slim tummy. In many cases, Dr. Rotemberg will recommend combining this procedure with liposuction to further to final results.
During an initial consultation, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg, one of the top plastic surgeons in Miami, will create a personalized surgical plan for you to ensure that you receive your desired results.
Once your procedure is complete, our team here at Rotemberg Plastic Surgery will help you maintain your results for years to come!
What’s a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, tightens and smooths the abdominal area by moving excess, lax skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. By doing so, Dr. Rotemberg creates a beautiful, slender appearance. It’s an amazing option for men and women who want a slimmer silhouette but aren’t achieving their desired results through diet and exercise alone.
Who Benefits From a Tummy Tuck?
Many patients, both men and women, can benefit from a Tummy Tuck! Many patients find that they feel more comfortable in their clothes after their procedure and experience an increase in their overall confidence. A slimmer abdomen can create a more striking, aesthetically-pleasing figure. There are countless reasons why someone might decide that a Tummy Tuck is the right choice for them. Ideal candidates are people who already at stable body weight and are in good general health. A tummy tuck could be a great option for you if:
- Diet and exercise have been successful in achieving your desired results. You’re close to or at your ideal weight but experience loose, excess abdominal skin.
- You’re a mother. Pregnancy permanently alters a lot of women’s bodies.
- You were once heavier. Losing a lot of weight can leave you with saggy, stretched-out skin.
- You have a slight belly bulge that is resistant to the effects of diet and exercise.
- You’re in shape, but you’re still unhappy with the appearance of your tummy.
You can have a flatter, slimmer abdomen with the help of a Tummy Tuck procedure! There is no need to feel discouraged or dissatisfied with your body’s contour any longer. Dr. Rotemberg will work with you to help you attain the body of your dreams!
How Can You Make Your Tummy Tuck Results Last?
One of the best things about the Tummy Tuck procedure is how much control you have over your results. Taking care of your body and keeping a steady diet and exercise regime are key components to ensuring optimal results that last.
1. Get to a Stable weight
To ensure that your Tummy Tuck results last as long as possible, it is important that you are at or near your goal weight before undergoing the procedure. It is also essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle long after your treatment is complete to avoid fluctuations in weight. This means that ideally Tummy Tuck patients will be done losing weight before their scheduled procedure, through the means of a healthy diet and regular exercise. You should avoid crash dieting or other forms of extreme weight loss because although they show fast results, these are not means of long-term and healthy weight loss.
2. Eat Right
Eating a healthy diet is essential before and after your Tummy Tuck procedure to ensure your best results. Patients who pay close attention to what they eat, often experience the best outcomes of the procedure. You want to be able to get back up on your feet as soon as possible and can do so if the body is fueled with the right ingredients to keep it functioning efficiently.
Proper exercise is as important as following a good diet when looking to maintain or even improve upon the results of your Tummy Tuck procedure. Similar to diet, exercise is a key component in ensuring lasting results and maintaining a more toned, fit appearance. For this reason, exercise is recommended even before undergoing this procedure so that the body is running effectively even before undergoing surgery.
After your procedure, you won’t be able to exercise for a least a few weeks but soon after you will be able to continue a steady exercise regime to help you maintain your Tummy Tuck results. This will help to keep your body running at its best, in turn, helping you achieve lasting results.
4. Stop Smoking
We ask that our Tummy Tuck patients stop smoking at least three weeks prior to their procedure. Smoking greatly increases the risks of complications during surgery and can cause for slower recovery times. You’ll also need to refrain from smoking during the first part of your recovery to ensure your body is functioning at optimal level while the body is healing. Smoking can interfere with your body’s ability to heal, potentially impacting the outcome of the Tummy Tuck procedure.
5. Communicate With Your Surgeon
There’s a lot that you can do to ensure that you achieve amazing Tummy Tuck results, but it mostly depends on your surgeon. That’s why it’s crucial that you select an experienced, board-certified physician who you feel comfortable with. Speaking one on one with your surgeon and informing them of your concerns and expectations is the best way to ensure your aesthetic desires are met.
Dr. Rotemberg is not only an experienced surgeon, but she also loves answering questions and is ready to guide you step by step through the procedure process. She works closes with each one of her patients to ensure they receive the best results! Why settle with a subpar surgeon? There’s a reason why Dr. Rotemberg is considered one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Miami.
1. Maintain Your Body
Once your Tummy Tuck procedure is complete, and you are fully healed, you will be left with a more slimmed contour and firm midsection. However, to ensure the longevity of your results, we recommend keeping a steady exercise regime and sticking to a healthy diet. Although a Tummy Tuck can help you achieve a more toned physique, it does not prevent future weight fluctuations or the natural aging process. Keeping on track with a healthy lifestyle can help prevent life’s changes from impacting your results and affecting your new figure.
2. Understand That Children Will Change Your Body
We recommend to all our female patients that a Tummy Tuck procedure should be chosen once they are finished building a family. Pregnancy can cause restretching of the abdominal skin and lead to adverse effects. To ensure the best results for years to come, women should be done having children prior to deciding to undergo this procedure.
3. Follow the Surgeon’s Instructions
Dr. Rotemberg will give personalized recovery instructions to each patient. It is critical that you follow these instructions to ensure optimal healing and the best results. We recommend that you keep in touch with our office after your surgery if you have any questions or concerns and make sure you come in for all of your follow-up visits. Dr. Rotemberg will monitor your healing and guide you through every step of the way.
Most patients need to take at least two weeks off work after their Tummy Tuck procedure; however, each patient is different and heals at different rates. During your recovery phase, you should try to take it easy and try to rest as much as possible. It would help if you had someone temporarily take over your household duties. Your mobility will be limited for a short amount of time but will continue to improve within days after surgery.
Everyone’s recovery is unique, but there are some universal tips that can help all patients. Here are some ideas:
- Wear loose, flowing clothing
- Take all of your prescribed medication correctly
- Sleep with your head and legs elevated
- Make essential items easily accessible
A Tummy Tuck is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries sought by patients, and it’s easy to see why. This procedure offers instantly noticeable body contouring results, scaring is easily hidden, and with a healthy lifestyle, the results are extremely long lasting.
The key to achieving excellent results is to pick a skilled surgeon, such as Dr. Rotemberg, and to keep your body running as efficiently as possible.