If you have been steadily losing weight and need some help to remove those last few areas of loose skin and fatty tissue around the midsection and back, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) performed by our surgeon Dr Anh may be your solution to a tighter, flatter tummy.
What is an abdominoplasty?
An abdominoplasty, or ‘tummy tuck’, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal wall, tighten the abdominal wall muscles and to re-contour the torso.
It is not an alternative to diet and exercise but it can help you achieve a flatter and tighter tummy. Generally it is a preferred option for patients who cannot shift stubborn areas of flabby excess skin with diet and exercise alone and cannot flatten a tummy bulge due to separated abdominal wall muscles, that can occur after pregnancy.
Acceptable candidates for a Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tucks are generally performed on men and women of healthy weight range who may have an apron of excess skin and fat and weakened abdominal wall muscles that no amount of diet, exercise, weight loss can correct. Your plastic surgeon, Dr Anh, will assess your candidacy during your initial consultation.
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What you can expect from your initial consultation for a Tummy Tuck
The initial consultation can be daunting for you. It is only natural to feel nervous about revealing your concerns about your body and it is only natural to feel self-conscious about sharing your personal feelings about your appearances with someone you have never met before. Dr Anh Nguyen understands that you may feel this way and will try to make the consultation as comfortable for you as possible.
Dr Nguyen and her cosmetic consultants will spend about 45 minutes with you to gain a better understanding of why you are seeking an abdominoplasty, what results you want to achieve from the tummy tuck and what your expectations are of having the procedure. Dr Nguyen will obtain a medical and surgical history and then examine you. Thereafter, she will discuss with you what options are available to you, the pros and cons of each, the recommended treatment, the risks, complications and implications if a complication were to occur, the steps that will be taken to minimize these complications, the aftercare and expected postoperative recovery.
She will show you before and after photos of her patients who have had tummy tucks, answer any of your questions and provide you with written material about abdominoplasty and its alternatives (Liposuction, non-surgical fat reduction techniques) for you to take home. A quote will be given to you at the end of the consultation and the practice manager will explain all of the costs involved in the surgery.
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