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Plastic Surgery Game Changer: The Abdominoplasty

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  • July 29, 2015

Overview: Big self-improvements equate to big life changes! From large weight loss to mommy makeovers, the benefits of the tummy tucks are helping improve people’s lives. Read the following blog for more information on abdominoplasty.

There are a host of television shows that are based on participants wanting and needing to lose large amounts of weight. Episodes prominently show people exercising twice a day, eating low calorie diets and successfully dropping pounds weekly. However, the cameras don’t show the excess skin that is often left behind from large weight loss. This excess skin tends to hang over the abdomen. The final step for many perspective patients to achieving a flatter and smoother stomach is having abdominoplasty, which is commonly known as a tummy tuck. The abdominoplasty is not exclusive to people with large weight loss - genetics and the after affects of pregnancy are just a few other reasons that lead people to undergo abdominoplasty.

The tummy tuck tightens and removes excess skin around the abdomen, giving the stomach the desired flattened aesthetic. The procedure can be combined with liposuction, which helps for patients that have fat deposits that just won’t disappear no matter how much they diet and exercise. At times the abdominal wall may need tightening and engaging with these muscles will require increased recovery time. The advancements of technology combined with the frequency of the procedure have made the tummy tuck safe and have also decreased scarring at the incision site. The body can take up to two weeks to recover and patients have to prepare for limited mobility especially if the surgeon repairs the abdomen muscles.

Potential patients need to do their homework, starting with finding the right surgeon. Dr. Ladak believes in extensive consultations with patients so they understand both the benefits and limitations of the surgery. For starters, abdominoplasty is not a solution for obesity. Secondly, perspective patients have to realize that each individual is unique genetically and ultimately have different body types. The tummy tuck can achieve a flatter and smoother stomach, but not every body type is going to end up with washboard abs.

The physical changes after the tummy tuck are immediately noticeable but the emotional effects really kick in when patients take their self-confidence to an elevated level. Feeling great about one’s image in the mirror and the confidence that radiates can lead to many things such as improved relationships, higher self-esteem and greater success in your professional life.

The Bottom Line: The reasons are numerous why perspective patients choose to get a tummy tuck, and no matter whether they are personal or professional the results are always positive. Dr. Ladak can’t emphasize enough the importance of consultations, so patients can explore what they want to achieve with abdominoplasty and have realistic expectations. Every physique is genetically different, but individuals can still obtain the best aesthetic look their body has to offer with procedures like abdominoplasty.

If you’re interested in finding out more about what Dr. Adil Ladak’s plastic and cosmetic surgery practice in Edmonton, Alberta, call today to schedule a consultation. 

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