Are you struggling with excessive fat or loose skin in the abdominal area and wondering what to do? Worry not, as abdominoplasty or a stomach tuck can help you. Newport Plastic Dr Hisham Seify who has facilities both at Newport Beach and Orange County, CA, is a reputed cosmetic surgeon offering advice and treatment on matters related to plastic surgery. The ideal candidates for a tummy tuck surgery are adults who are in a reasonably healthy state. Women who want to get the muscles in their abdominal region tightened and make their tummy firm can opt for abdominoplasty. The procedure is also an opportunity for people who have deposits of fat around the stomach.
Women who are planning a pregnancy should not get a stomach tuck till they are done with their delivery. When you undergo a stomach tuck, the muscles get tightened and any pregnancy in the future could impact that. Also, if you intend to lose weight, you should not get a stomach tuck. It should be an option to consider after you tried all other weight loss methods.
Preparing for tummy tuck cosmetic surgery
You should prepare for a stomach tuck by first getting a laboratory evaluation done. You would also need to take some medications, give up your smoking habit if you have one now. You will have to stop taking any drugs, including over-the-counter medications, and any herbal drugs before undergoing abdominoplasty as they could cause bleeding. Your plastic surgeon will tell you that this kind of plastic surgery is of two types: complete or partial. The partial one is performed on those who have deposits of fat below their navel. In the complete procedure, the abdomen will be cut and the skin, muscles and tissue will be contoured.
If you visit one of the Newport Beach or Orange County, CA facilities, your surgeon will tell you that you should avoid any crash diets. Dr Hisham Seify advises his patients to have a balanced meal because it eases the healing process. Keep yourself updated about the effects of cosmetic surgery. There may be some amount of bruising or fatigue. The other effects could be numbness, complications such as infection or some blood clotting. The plastic surgeon will also tell you that abdominoplasty will leave a certain amount of scarring, which will fade, but may not go away fully.
What you should be aware of
Before the cosmetic surgery, your surgeon will take pictures of abdominal area where you need to lose fat, discuss the many weight loss options, evaluate if abdominoplasty is the right procedure and discuss the outcomes and risks. The healing process will involve bandages and dressings being placed over the cuts, and reducing the swelling. Your cosmetic surgeon will also advise you on how to care for the surgical area, and about medications that need to be taken. You will need to pay follow-up visits to your surgeon as and when required at either one of the Newport Beach or Orange County, CA facilities.
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