With the summer season in full swing, you’ve probably either gone swimsuit shopping or pulled out your old bathing suit to enjoy some time in the pool. Relaxed and comfortable are two words that should describe you, but if you’re like most women, putting on a bathing suit does not bring those words to mind. Many women are frustrated with sagging skin on their abdomen from pregnancy or weight loss, and any excess fat in that area seems impossible to remove with diet and exercise alone. Even stretch marks will not go away with the most expensive products.
Dr. Rodriguez Sierra performs the tummy tuck (“abdominoplasty”) to help remedy all of these swimsuit season insecurities. After only one to two weeks of recovery time, you can experience true relaxation and comfort with your new slender, sculpted midsection.
Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for Me?
To create the ideal result, Dr. Rodriguez-Sierra will first address the abdominal muscles. Many times these muscles are stretched due to pregnancy or weight gain, causing the abdomen to protrude unnaturally even when there is not a significant amount of fat present. Once the muscles are tightened, any excess fat in the upper or lower abdomen is removed with liposuction. The skin is then redraped over the new abdominal contours to provide the most natural-looking, feminine result. If stretch marks are located on the skin that is removed, they will also be permanently eliminated.
If you do not need a full abdominoplasty, Dr. Rodriguez-Sierra can perform a mini tummy-tuck, which addresses fat, excess skin, and stretch marks in the lower abdomen only. Both procedures will result in a scar that can be easily hidden beneath most styles of swimsuit bottoms. Although there will be a scar near your bikini line, it will fade significantly over time and will be a small trade-off for the beautifully sculpted body you will achieve with this procedure.
Many women choose to combine a tummy tuck with other procedures, such as a breast augmentation, breast lift, or liposuction on the thighs or buttocks for a total body transformation. Many surgeons refer to these combined procedures as a “Mommy Makeover” because they address the areas of the body that pregnancy so often changes.
If warmer weather has you thinking about a body contouring procedure like a tummy tuck, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Jaime Rodriguez Sierra today by calling (888) 478-4690 or filling out our online contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!