You have been thinking about getting a tummy tuck for a long time now, but you’re not sure where to start. Undergoing tummy tuck surgery is a major decision and you want to be sure that you’re making the right choice despite your dreams of having a flatter abdomen. No doubt, you’ve delved into the internet, combing through pages of before and after pictures—all the while searching endlessly for a midsection that resembles your own.
You are not alone. Many of our patients at Revalla Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics do the same. To help, Dr. Hunsicker has put together a short guide on which steps to follow, plus the best way to prepare for your surgery—all so that you can be closer to making an informed decision.
Find an Experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
When considering a tummy tuck, the first rule of thumb is to locate a board certified plastic surgeon. As a board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Hunsicker is held to the highest standards ensuring your safety.
It’s also advised that you seek a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in tummy tucks since this body contouring procedure requires finesse and an eye for detail. Finding a plastic surgeon who has performed numerous tummy tucks over a long span of time helps give you peace of mind, when it comes to getting you the results you desire. Dr. Hunsicker’s expertise and experience enables her to not only explain to you what tummy tuck surgery entails, but also guide your expectations regarding results, so that they are in line with your personal goals.
Prepare Your Body for Your Tummy Tuck
Ensure that your tummy tuck is as successful as possible by preparing your body beforehand. Dr. Hunsicker reminds her patients that a tummy tuck is not a weight reduction surgery, rather it addresses concerns caused by major weight fluctuation, including loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles. Thus, the best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are close to their ideal weight, non-smokers, and those who are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle both before and after their tummy tuck.
Let Your Body Recover from Your Tummy Tuck
After a tummy tuck, be aware that you will be sore and that your body will need to rest, recover, and heal. While this does not mean total immobility, you will be asked to stay off your feet and avoid any activities that strain the abdominal muscles. It is very helpful to have someone at home to help—especially for the first few days. Barring any strenuous exercise or activities, most of our Denver area patients are able to return to their normal routines within two to four weeks. Dr. Hunsicker cannot stress enough that maintaining a slow and steady pace during your recovery will safeguard you from any major complications.
Your Tummy Tuck at Revalla Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics
Dr. Hunsicker and her staff at Revalla Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics are pleased to have ample experience in shaping women and men’s bodies with the most pleasing and natural aesthetics in mind. Dr. Hunsicker prides herself on giving personalized attention and care to each of her patients and believes that optimum results are achieved through excellent communication between herself and her patients. You can learn more about Dr. Hunsicker’s unique approach to tummy tuck surgery by scheduling a consultation at her Littleton, Colorado surgery practice.