Control Your Waistline: Tummy Tucks The Woodlands, TX
Abdominoplasty has come a long way since the first tummy tuck. The options for a tummy tuck surgery are many depending on your need. While researching your procedure you are likely to run across terms such as: full abdominoplasty (also known as a full tummy tuck), abdominoplasty (a reduced version of the aforementioned), extensive tummy tuck, tummy tuck and liposuction. This is by no means a complete list, only some of the terms you may see. The point to remember is that Abdominoplasty means “tummy tuck”‘; the terms are used interchangeably. It is a major surgery and is performed by a plastic surgeon. It can also fall under the two plastic surgeon sub categories; reconstructive and/or cosmetic. However, much of the information available discusses a tummy tuck surgery as a cosmetic procedure. It’s easy to see from this list that a tummy tuck surgery is not just a simple matter.
Many variables contribute to the need or desire for tummy tucks. Yes, I said, “need” because there many people in need of a tummy tuck. It’s a health risk. Sometimes, a procedure is more of a desire than a need, but not any less valuable to the patient. No matter which of the procedures is determined appropriate for you, rest assured that all tummy tucks in The Woodlands, TX, will be handled with care and compassion. We are all unique individuals, body and soul. Controlling the gain and loss of unwanted abdominal fat or tissue is an extremely challenging chore that we all face on a daily basis. Depending on your personal lifestyle, health, and nutrition history you may be a person who has never been able to lose that abdominal weight, no matter what. You may have perfectly toned abs and still retain some extra skin or fat around the abdomen. This is an ideal situation because you have already lost as much weight, hopefully body fat, as possible which increases your chances for a successful tummy tuck. The recovery on this type of surgery has a better chance of being much shorter compared to the next example. You may be the successful post surgical bariatric patient who is now looking to tighten up some of that skin that has just lost its elasticity but you are still overweight which will be a factor in your abdominoplasty. However weight and body condition is always a consideration for surgery and recovery time. If you are a candidate for this type of surgery the post op recovery will be longer than the example we just discussed. Maybe you fall somewhere in between and are interested in body contouring. If you are considering any of these tummy tucks in The Woodlands, TX you can expect a full analysis of your health and the appropriate procedure for your situation.