For some people, an un-sculpted or un-toned appearance and excess or stubborn body fat may be keeping you from the look you want. Despite moderate and frequent exercise, and a healthy diet, stubborn body fat and excess weight may remain.
Many minimally and non-invasive procedures are very successful at removing small to moderate amounts of body fat. For more significant amounts, liposuction may be the best way to permanently remove the fat cells and help achieve a goal weight or lessen the appearance of body fat.
However, when significant amounts of body fat are removed, some people may be left with excess, or slack skin previously stretched over the body fat. In these cases, a tummy tuck procedure may be required to fully achieve the tightened and toned look desired.
Although a tummy tuck is a more invasive surgical procedure that potentially removes a significant amount of excess skin, it can be performed as a standalone procedure or combined with liposuction into a single surgical visit.
A tummy tuck does not significantly add to the recovery time or restrictions after the surgery when performed in conjunction with liposuction. In general, many patients can return to work after a week, and some more moderate exercise can be performed after a month or two.
For some people, the decision to have a tummy tuck performed may come months or years after the significant weight loss. Although this does add another recovery period, there is no significant difference in when you can return to your normal activities.
The primary concern during the recovery from a tummy tuck is to protect the incision line and associated sutures. Once these are healed, regular activity can slowly be resumed.
Liposuction and other methods to remove significant amounts of body fat can help bring you closer to your aesthetic goals. If you want to lose significant body fat and are concerned with excess skin, call Dr. Hunsaker and the team at Cosmetique Cosmetic Surgery Center in Miami, FL, at 305-279-4700 or visit www.cosmetiquesurgerycenter.com.