When you know summer is coming, you can’t help thinking about bathing suits … and how you’re going to look in yours. If those thoughts fill you with apprehension instead of joy, it might be time to consider a tummy tuck. San Antonio plastic surgeons can remove excess skin to tighten and restore the tummy you love. “Tummy tuck” is the layman’s term for an abdominoplasty, a procedure that can restore your belly to its former glory.
Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck? The San Antonio Center for Cosmetic Surgery suggests that those with loose abdominal skin, stretch marks, skin overhang, or poor abdominal tone are good candidates. Those who have recently had liposuction, have lost a significant amount of weight, or have had children may also consider a full or mini tummy tuck. It’s important, though, that your weight loss goals have been completed before the surgery. If you anticipate having more children, the same condition applies.
Abdominoplasty isn’t just for looking great on the beach — your self-esteem and overall outlook may even improve after a tummy tuck. In San Antonio and across the U.S., doctors agree that plastic surgery helps patients live with more confidence. It may help your clothes fit better and may even inspire you to update your wardrobe or get more active.
If you’re considering liposuction or a tummy tuck, having realistic expectations is the first step toward a positive result. Your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon should include an overview of your options, estimates about recovery times, and a rough outline of your costs. Insist on a board-certified specialist with great reviews. A plastic surgeon with a background in the arts can help ensure that your new silhouette is as unique and beautiful as you feel. To learn more about a tummy tuck, San Antonio residents, contact Dr. Elizabeth Harris online or by phoning 210-545-4848 to arrange a consultation.