Is it time for a smoother, slimmer contour?
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck may be the solution…….
People who suffer from excess, loose abdominal skin will benefit from an abdominoplasty/tummy tuck. Loose skin to the lower abdomen, of women and men, is very stubborn and resistant to diet and exercise. A slimmer abdominal contour can only be achieved through an abdominoplasty procedure when the skin has been stretched and unable to recoil back to its original form. No amount of discipline or healthy lifestyle change can remove this loose, excess skin, but healthy lifestyle changes will maintain your new smoother contour after your tummy tuck procedure. Dr Totonchi can help you get to your aesthetic goal and achieve that smoother, slimmer abdominal shape.
An abdominoplasty procedure has the best result for people who have loose skin from significant weight loss, pregnancy or normal signs of skin aging such as loss of skin turgor. The results of the tummy tuck are noticeable immediately after the procedure and people can appreciate signs of their slimmer, leaner appearance. It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss, and it does have limitations to removing stretch marks. If you suffer from abdominal stretch marks, only the stretch marks located in the area of tissue to be removed will be resolved.
On average, you may resume your normal day to day activity in 2-4 weeks. You will wear a compression garment/binder for 4-6 weeks after your abdominoplasty procedure. Many people choose to wear a second stage compression garment for an additional 2-4 weeks for added comfort and support. Dr. Totonchi reminds his patients to take it slow when returning to your daily activities and regulate your activity according to how you feel until you are completely healed. There are lifting and exercise restrictions for the first 6-8 weeks after your tummy tuck procedure. Usually drains are used and kept for 1-2 weeks after surgery, but some patients might be a good candidate for drainless abdominoplasty.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Totonchi will provide you with realistic expectations, while working with your present aesthetic goals in mind. You will be provided with instructions on proper preparation for your chosen surgical procedure, and post-operative care and recovery will be discussed.
Call 216-778-2262 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Totonchi today.