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Spare Tire? A Tummy Tuck Takes Care Of It

Published on October 19, 2018 by

Are you struggling with a stubborn spare tire that refuses to go away? Not only can excess abdominal fat cause you to experience low self-esteem, it can result in major health risks like diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

Often, exercise and a healthy diet are not enough to do away with your bulging tummy. Have you tried ab crunches and sit-ups in order to get rid of it but it still won’t budge? If so, maybe it’s time to consider a tummy-tuck procedure.

A tummy-tuck procedure firms up your abdominal muscles and removes excess fat and sagging skin from your stomach. It presents you with a flatter and tighter tummy with improved muscle tone and no spare tire.

Good Candidates for a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a good option for post-pregnancy mothers, men with spare tires, and aging or post-weight-loss men and women who struggle with drooping skin. It can help you achieve your goal for a thinner profile and a younger and fitter look.

A belly bulge can result from various lifestyle choices such as drinking alcohol excessively and having poor food habits. If your spare tire has come about as a result of either of these causes, a tummy tuck can help.

It is an effective procedure for treatment of the following issues:

• Excessive abdominal skin after significant weight loss
• Beer belly or spare tire resulting from a sedentary lifestyle
• Fat around the abdomen that is resistant to diet and exercise
• Stretched stomach muscles due to pregnancy or aging

What to Expect

After you’ve scheduled an appointment with Dr. Tirre, he will brief you about the procedure and help you manage expectations during and after the surgery. He will ask you about your medical history, including any past surgeries and any allergies to medications. You will be asked to stop smoking and drinking in the time leading up to the surgery, as they may interfere with healing.

The surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made horizontally from one hip bone to another. A second incision may be made around the navel to lift the skin higher on the abdomen.

After lifting the skin, the muscles in the abdomen are repaired and tightened using internal sutures. Excess fat is removed, and excess skin is trimmed away. The remaining skin is redraped and the incisions are sutured shut.

Your Recovery Process

We recommend wearing an abdominal binder/support garment after abdominoplasty to aid in the healing process. This garment controls swelling and shapes the abdomen.

Pain can be managed with the help of oral medication. Bruising and swelling will occur, and these will go down in a few weeks. Typically, work can be resumed shortly after the procedure, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise are to be avoided for at least a month.

The results of a tummy-tuck procedure are a flatter midsection and more appealing body contours. People who are otherwise unable to get rid of their spare tire can consider a tummy tuck for proven results.

Schedule a Consultation to Find Out More

A tummy tuck is an excellent option to help you lose your spare tire, so contact us today and make an appointment for a consultation. Dr. Conrad Tirre, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to meet with you and tell you more about the procedure.

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