Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?


Find out if abdominoplasty is the right cosmetic procedure for eliminating your belly fat

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Have you been trying to exercise regularly and eat right? Have you replaced unhealthy afternoon snacks with healthy choices? Have you opted for making healthy meals rather than eating at restaurants?

These are all great ways to lose weight, but for some people, no matter their efforts, still find stubborn fat around certain areas of the body that they just can’t seem to lose.

If this is the case, find out from our Carmel, IN plastic surgeon, Dr. Barbara Siwy, if a Tummy Tuck could finally give you the results you want.

What does a Tummy Tuck do?

A Tummy Tuck is designed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen to give you a flatter and more toned stomach. In some cases, a Tummy Tuck can also help to rebuild abdominal muscles that have become weak or separated.

Who might be a good candidate for Abdominoplasty?

This treatment is ideal for both men and women who are in good health. Since you will be undergoing surgery, candidates should be non-smokers (as smoking can impede the healing process). Women who are dealing with weakened muscles or sagging abdominal skin due to pregnancy will often find a Tummy Tuck the best option for getting a smoother stomach.

Tummy Tucks are also a great option for patients who were overweight, obese or have lost a significant amount of weight, but still, carry loose skin and fatty deposits in the stomach region.

Anyone interested in getting a Tummy Tuck will need to be evaluated by our Carmel, IN cosmetic surgery to make sure your treatment goals align with what this procedure can offer. Ideal candidates will also be realistic about their cosmetic goals.

Who isn’t right for this cosmetic surgery?

For women still planning to have children, this procedure might be one to consider at a later date, as the abdominal muscles may separate again during pregnancy and reverse your results.

If you are also planning to lose a lot more weight then you will want to wait until after your weight has stabilized to consider getting a Tummy Tuck.

You can also expect a visible abdominal scar from this procedure. If this is something that might be unappealing or concerning to you, then this might not be the right cosmetic treatment for you. But we will be happy to sit down and discuss other options that might work best for what you are looking to achieve.

While Tummy Tuck surgery can help improve your appearance it isn’t right for everyone, so it’s important that you schedule an appointment at Siwy Plastic Surgery, where will be able to go through (in more detail) what it’s like to get a Tummy Tuck in Carmel, IN. Call us today!

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