However, tummy tucks are surrounded by a lot of myths. Unfortunately, this misinformation keeps a lot of people from choosing to get the procedure.
Here, we’ll help debunk some of these myths so that you can make an informed decision on whether a tummy tuck is right for you.
Exercise and diet are crucial if you want to achieve that body shape you’ve always dreamed of. But for some people, diet and exercise alone won’t be enough.
That’s because it’s very hard to get rid of stretched skin or excess fat by dieting or exercising. A tummy tuck can help tighten up your stomach area so that you don’t have excess skin or fat.
Again, tummy tucks are a great way of removing excess skin and fat. But the procedure is not designed to help you lose weight.
In fact, the best candidates for tummy tucks are people who have already lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise. The procedure can help them tighten up their skin after weight loss.
There’s a big stereotype surrounding men and plastic surgery. But more and more men are using plastic surgery to help them achieve their desired figure.
Just like women, weight loss can leave men with excess skin. A tummy tuck can help them tighten up their belly area and get rid of excess fat that is hard to burn off.
Like most procedures performed by plastic surgeons, tummy tucks are designed to minimize scarring. A great surgeon can give you a natural look with little scarring.
The main reason people get scars from their tummy tuck? They choose an inexperienced surgeon who doesn’t know how to safely perform the procedure.
Some people think that they are just too old to get a tummy tuck. But there’s no age maximum when it comes to tummy tucks.
An ideal tummy tuck candidate will be in good health. And good health isn’t always related to age. Speak to Dr. Klicker if you have any doubts about the procedure, and he can let you know if a tummy tuck is a good option for you.
Liposuctions and tummy tucks are both used to tighten up and contour your body shape. But they are not the same thing.
A liposuction just involves the removal of excess fat, whereas a tummy tuck removes excess skin as well as fat.
Consult with your surgeon on what the best procedure is for you. For most patients looking to shape their belly after weight loss, a tummy tuck is the most effective option.
Another common myth, and one that’s completely false. If you get pregnant after a tummy tuck, there is no risk to your health.
However, getting pregnant will stretch your skin, which can undo the results of your tummy tuck. If you plan on getting pregnant in the near future, you will probably want to wait until after you give birth to have a tummy tuck.
A great surgeon can make a tummy tuck look like a simple and straightforward procedure. But it requires a lot of expertise and skill.
If you choose the wrong surgeon, you may get poor results, and could even put your health at risk.
You’ll want to pick a plastic surgeon who is board-certified. This means they have the right training to effectively and safely perform your tummy tuck.
Dr. Klicker is a board-certified Orange County plastic surgeon with years of experience who can get you the result you’ve always dreamed of.