With a tummy tuck, you can get the tight, taut stomach you’ve been dreaming of, and even remove fat from some of those harder-to-target areas that might not be as slim as you’d like.
If you’re considering a tummy tuck after weight loss, here are some tips for success:
Reach a plateau.
You don’t want to have a tummy tuck while you’re still actively losing weight. Make sure you’ve hit a plateau—and stayed there for at least a few months—before moving forward with a surgery.
Get 5-10 pounds from your “goal weight.”
For best results, you should be within about 10 pounds from your goal weight before doing a tummy tuck. This will allow the surgeon to remove the last few stubborn pounds while contouring your body to the slim, fit shape you want.
Be ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle.
Once your tummy tuck is complete, you’ll want to keep your weight as steady as possible. Make sure you’re mentally and emotionally ready to commit to a long-term, healthy and well-balanced diet, as well as regular exercise, far ahead of your surgery date.
Use a surgeon who has experience with weight-loss patients.
A tummy tuck after weight loss isn’t the same as a regular tummy tuck. It requires a defter hand and a better grasp on body contouring. Make sure you choose a surgeon who has experience in this type of surgery in order to achieve the best results.
Think you’re ready for a tummy tuck after weight loss? Go ahead and read more about Elizabeth Harris’ technique and give her a call today. She can help determine the right solution for your body, budget and goals.