Whether due to pregnancy or a drastic loss in weight that leads to excess tissue, your abdomen is no longer the flat, taut midsection of old and no amount of diet and exercise seems to help. At Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S., in Nob Hill, San Francisco, Dr. Weil offers tummy tucks for both men and women that help you get the tighter stomach you desire. If you want to gain the advantage in the battle of the bulge, call or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.
Your abdomen can be an incredibly frustrating area to deal with because of the many forces that work against it, such as:
During a pregnancy, not only does your skin stretch to accommodate the growth of a new life, so do your muscles, making it harder to bounce back to your previous stomach after the birth of your child.
If you’ve successfully lost a considerable amount of weight, but you’re left with excess tissue with nowhere to go, Dr. Weil is able to remove this tissue during a tummy tuck.
It’s not your imagination — the fat along your midsection is hard to tackle. The soft fat in this area is subcutaneous fat, which collects more in some areas of your body than others, thanks to genetics and hormones. A tummy tuck permanently removes this fat.
For women, fat naturally collects around the abdomen to protect your reproductive organs and a growing child. After menopause, your metabolism slows thanks to a decrease in hormones, making it harder to lose this fat.
Through a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, Dr. Weil accomplishes several objectives, including:
The end result is a tighter, flatter, and more shapely abdominal area.
Dr. Weil offers both mini and full tummy tuck procedures, depending on your goals. Either way, the procedure is performed under full anesthesia and lasts one to five hours. During this time, Dr. Weil:
Depending upon whether you undergo a full or mini tummy tuck, Dr. Weil may also have to reposition your belly button, which he does during the procedure.
As with all the best things, it takes time for the full results of your tummy tuck to be realized. During the weeks following surgery, your abdomen may even appear larger due to swelling, but this goes away as your body heals. As well, it may be a week or two before you can stand up straight, so allow for some downtime after a tummy tuck.
Your full, bathing suit-ready results are a few months down the road as your body heals and the scarring naturally diminishes.
If you’d like a flatter, tighter abdomen, call Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S. to see if a tummy tuck is right for you. Or, book an appointment online.