Did you just lose a good deal of weight or have a baby? Is your skin stretched out and saggy thanks to that drastic change of shape? Does your now droopy stomach area keep you from wearing a bikini, or maybe from going to the beach at all?
While it matters not what others think of your body, it does matter what you think of your body. And if that sagging, droopy skin bothers you, you deserve better. So, how can you tighten your abdomen area?
How can you get rid of that extra skin?
Problem is, if your skin has stretched to a certain point, it can’t return to its former tautness, no matter how many crunches you do or how severe your dieting. Skin isn’t fat. So, while you’ve had great success losing the weight, how can you lose the saggy skin? The answer is through abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck.
What happens during the procedure?
During consultations with your surgeon, you will discuss if a tummy tuck is right for you. You will also discuss your expectations for the procedure. Once everyone agrees a tummy tuck is the way to go, you will be prepped and anesthetized. An incision will be made right above the pubic area. The doctor will remove excess skin and fat, and your muscles will be tightened, leaving you with a stomach you can be proud of.
There will, of course, be recovery time. There will be some pain and discomfort. After two to four weeks, you can resume most of your normal activities, but strenuous activity must wait at least six weeks. Still, you will be pleased with your new look and it will be nice to get out that bikini once again.