All over the world, people spend the month of December dreaming up resolutions for the new year. Some set their sights on trips to faraway lands, others set goals to take up a new hobby, but many (most, even) set goals that involve making adjustments to their lives that give them the physical appearance they always dreamed they could have. The beginning of the new year is a great time to make bold new choices for your life, and there’s nothing bolder than investing in plastic surgery.
What is a tummy tuck?
The tummy tuck is the common name for a procedure called abdominoplasty. During this cosmetic surgery, a plastic surgeon removes excess skin and tightens the underlying tissue to change the appearance of the patient’s midsection. These patients have a tighter, more youthful-looking abdomen.
Each patient has their reasons for choosing any kind of plastic surgery. Commonly patients use the surgery to address excess skin around the belly caused by significant weight loss, pregnancy, and age. It’s important to know that the tummy tuck procedure is not a weight-loss procedure. If you have significant weight to lose, you should tackle that issue first. The tummy tuck is an incredible tool to help patients achieve the body shape they want after they’ve maintained a healthy weight.
How is the recovery?
Like many other plastic surgeries, this is an invasive procedure, and your body will require some time to recover. During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin from the tummy area and tightens the underlying muscles. The process leaves the patients with a fairly long incision along the pelvis, below the underwear line. The recovery time will vary from patient to patient. However, most people are fully healed within three months and can return to their jobs within the first two weeks. As with any surgical procedure, taking recovery seriously is very important. When you follow your doctor’s instructions, get plenty of rest, and treat your body like a temple, you’ll see better results in the long run.
How will you know when the time is right?
Beyond setting resolutions for how you want to feel in your body in 2023, early in the year is an excellent time to get plastic surgeries because it’s the coldest season here in sunny Florida and most people are still spending lots of time inside, and it will be easier to relax and recover once the hubbub of the holidays is over. It also leaves plenty of time before bathing suit season, so you will be ready to relax confidently around the pool or at the beach as soon as the weather allows.
For a long time, decades even, there was a stigma around plastic surgery that caused some patients to hide the fact they’d made such a powerful choice for themselves. These days, however, things are different. The general public is more open about their procedures, making more people feel comfortable choosing plastic surgeries for themselves. Confidence begets confidence. If you’re on the fence about getting tightening your tummy, you’d probably be surprised at the number of people in your community who have already been there and done that.
At Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we take great pride in helping men and women look and feel their best through a number of cosmetic surgeries. Whether you’re curious about this plastic surgery and would like some more information or are ready to jump right into the deep end and schedule your procedure, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our office today, and we’ll connect you with the right resources.