4 Things to Know about Your Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty, better known as the Tummy Tuck is one of the most popular surgical, aesthetic enhancement procedures amongst women today. In recent years the procedure has experienced an incredible 430% growth, nationwide! As we age and go through different life events like pregnancy, weight fluctuations, stress, success, defeat and more – it often shows up in one place, the stomach. And while women will often gain and lose weight, the issue of excess skin arises, and the older we are a vital skincare compound known as elastin becomes depleted. The role of elastin is to give skin its elastic qualities, letting the skin “snap-back” from being stretched. Because of the lack of elastin that comes with getting older, this excess skin will hang and appear as fat, ruining your body’s natural contours, and leaving you with a terrible silhouette. At Goals Plastic Surgery they offer patients a number of different body contouring options, both surgical and non-surgical. Despite this, the team at Goals Plastic Surgery stands by their ability to completely transform your midsection using both the Tummy Tuck and the smaller version, the Mini Tummy Tuck.
Regardless of how popular the tummy tuck has become, many prospective patients come in with expectations that are either far too high or too low for what Goals Plastic Surgery is able to achieve. With so much misinformation, and all together ignorance regarding most procedures, many patients really are opting for surgery without doing enough individual research from relevant, intelligent sources. The staff at Goals Plastic Surgery has compiled a list of vital “things to know” before getting a tummy tuck.
. A Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Help You Lose Weight
At Goals Plastic Surgery the number one myth that people believe is that the tummy tuck is actually a weight loss procedure. While you might lose a few pounds from the procedure, this is likely due to the loss of skin, and some minor fat in the area. Tummy tucks should be thought of as a “body contouring” procedure, rather than a weight loss procedure. It is actually designed to remove the excess skin that gives people a “hanging” belly due to pregnancy or weight fluctuation.
. It is Not Covered by Insurance (mostly)
The staff at Goals Plastic Surgery are often met with the question, “Will insurance cover this?”. The fact is that tummy tucks are considered cosmetic procedures, which for the most part, are not covered by insurance companies. In the event the excess skin needs to be removed as part of a medical procedure, then it might be covered. Also, individuals should be prepared for the financial burden of a tummy tuck, like all cosmetic procedures. Despite this, at Goals Plastic Surgery they offer some of the best prices available in the country, and with their amazing financing options, you can pay for your procedure in installments.
. You Might Need Liposuction
During your consultation at Goals Plastic Surgery or any other practice, depending upon your current size and shape, your doctor may recommend you get liposuction as well. For those who aren’t near their goal weight, liposuction will provide the weight loss you desire. And oftentimes, when the skin is stretched certain areas of far may bulge at the hips and love handles. In order to combat this, many doctors will perform liposuction as well.
. Different Options for Scars
Like pretty much every procedure at Goals Plastic Surgery there are certain different variations that can be performed. Depending on your specific needs, your doctor may recommend different types of surgery which allows you to have different placement for scarring. The multiple scar placements mean you can place the scar where it can be least visible or wherever you are comfortable having it.