What to Know about Tummy Tucks

No one likes the extra fat that tends to gather around our stomachs and abdomens as we age. For women especially, this is a problem, as most women have a few children – childbirth and the strain of carrying a baby for nine months isn’t the best thing for your stomach area in terms of aesthetics – and getting rid of baby fat is one of the most challenging weight-loss goals in existence.

This is why so many women seek out an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck as it’s commonly called. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from your abdomen area, in addition to tightening the muscles to help you achieve the flatter, more desirable figure you want.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at what else you should know about this popular procedure.

Begins with an evaluation

As with any procedure Dr. Randall B. Weil performs here in San Francisco, California, you won’t undergo a tummy tuck until the completion of a thorough evaluation. This evaluation goes over your general health, as well as the results you want to see from the procedure, juxtaposed with the reality of a tummy tuck.

Recovery time

Recovery time for a tummy tuck is relatively short. You’ll likely experience some pain and discomfort for a few days afterwards, but you’ll likely be able to return to work quickly.

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