In the pursuit of the perfect body, plastic surgery is becoming a serious asset. Particularly where weight loss is concerned, it may not always be possible to diet the fat away. We are constantly assaulted by media claiming that being overweight is always a symptom of a poor diet or lack of exercise. While in some cases this is true, there are other cases where all the dieting and exercising in the world will not make much of a difference at all. Some people will need to seek out a professional who can assist them with a tummy tuck in Manhattan.
So many people around the globe struggle to lose unwanted fat. More often than not, this battle includes lengthy (and potentially unhealthy) diets, rigorous training sessions at the gym and the inevitable bit of loose skin that scares most women senseless. A tummy tuck offers a much better alternative to the aforementioned struggle.
Abdominoplasty is designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the stomach region by removing excess fat and tightening up loose or sagging skin. Although many people choose a tummy tuck as the ultimate weight loss tool, there are others who need some extra help in their tummy region as well. Women who have irreversible damage to their abdominal region from pregnancy have as much right as anyone else to tighten and tone their bodies.
In addition to removing unwanted skin and fat, abdominoplasty also improves other aspects of the patient’s health. Back pain caused by the heavy overhang is often eliminated when the weight is gone. Skin rashes and general discomfort caused by excessive friction is also no longer a problem when the stomach overhang is removed.
What to Expect After Surgery
While many of us are more than willing to do an adequate amount of research on the surgery itself, not many people realize that it is important to consider what to expect after surgery is completed. It is necessary to schedule a fair amount of recovery time during which the body can heal and adapt to the new changes. Bruising and swelling are to be expected and the area will be quite tender for at least two weeks after surgery. Stitches will generally need to be removed between the first and second weeks after the procedure, depending on the severity of the operation.
Plenty of rest and large amounts of water are important during the healing process. Our bodies are only able to repair themselves during our sleeping hours -- when most of our other functions are in snooze mode. Water is necessary to flush out the large amounts of pain medication throughout the healing process.
Finding The Right Surgeon
Google is probably your best friend at this point. Any and all research you need to do can be done on the web. Try to find a plastic surgeon that not only has a fully comprehensive website with all the information you need but also has reviews on other websites. You will often find that patient reviews are the best indication of whether to choose a particular surgeon or not.
Note: Contribution from Dolores Lage.