As our centers of gravity, our stomachs are often a focal point on the body. And for many people, their stomach doesn’t have the look they’d like. It may be flabby, have loose skin or even protrude. That’s why each year, many men and women rely on a tummy tuck to improve their abdominal contours and boost their self-image. So if you’re one of the lucky ones who’s decided to have a tummy tuck, there are several ways to optimize your results.
1. Choose an Experienced Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
When a plastic surgeon is board-certified, it means they have extensive training and experience. The American Board of Plastic Surgery holds its certified members to rigorous standards of care. Selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon is very important in ensuring an excellent tummy tuck procedure and outcome.
2. Make Sure You’re a Good Candidate
The best tummy tuck candidates are healthy adults who are close to or at their ideal weight. If you still have some pounds to drop, do yourself a favor and get down to a maintainable healthy size before you sign up for your tummy tuck.
3. Include Lipo with Your Tummy Tuck
Combining liposuction with your tummy tuck can give you more refined, comprehensive results. Your plastic surgeon may use liposuction of the flanks and abdomen for an overall improved appearance.
4. Make an Effort to Maintain Your Results
Consider a tummy tuck an investment in yourself, and then put in the work to protect that investment. That means maintaining a healthy, stable weight through a lifestyle that includes a sensible diet and regular exercise. By taking these steps, you can enjoy long-lasting results from your tummy tuck.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.