Tummy Tuck: When Situps Won't Do the Job
May 10, 2015
As we get older, it is often the case that our midsections don’t look as good as we’d like for them to. Or, if we succeed in losing a lot of weight, we might be faced with an excess of skin around the abdomen that no amount of exercise can tighten up. In both of these cases, it might be time to consider a tummy tuck. In this post to HealthConnnection.TV, UT Health Northeast plastic surgery expert Dr. James Motlagh answers the frequently asked questions about this procedure.
- Plastic surgery was at one time considered to be something only for the rich and famous. Is that still the case?
- How common is the tummy tuck procedure and do both men and women have the procedure done?
- What exactly is a tummy tuck? Describe the procedure.
- Are there medical reasons for performing a tummy tuck or is it mostly a cosmetic procedure?
- Who is a candidate for a tummy tuck?
- Explain the process for someone who is interested in a tummy tuck. What is the first step?
- Discuss the preparation process prior to a tummy tuck. What has to be done ahead of time?
- Is a tummy tuck done under full anesthesia? And what is the recovery time?
- Once the healing process is complete, will there be a noticeable scar?
- In your experience, what is the most common reaction from people who have decided to have a tummy tuck? What advice would you give someone who is considering the procedure?
- Approximately what does a tummy tuck cost?