The first step in preparing for a tummy tuck in Orange County following massive weight loss is to understand that it’s a necessity. Many of those who are overweight believe that losing pounds is the same thing as achieving the body they’ve always wanted. Unfortunately, these two things don’t always go hand in hand.
When a lot of weight is gained, the skin stretches to accommodate the extra pounds. When the weight is lost later on, it would make sense to assume that the skin will shrink accordingly. This isn’t the case. Skin simply can’t change at the same pace as fat cells can disappear. Additionally, age causes our skin to lose elasticity, so your skin’s ability to regain the same tautness you enjoyed in your youth simply doesn’t exist anymore.
Because of these factors, losing large amounts of weight doesn’t result in a firm, toned body. Instead, you may be left with loose folds of hanging skin which no amount of further diet or exercise can resolve. A tummy tuck for Orange County residents will be necessary to get the flat abdomen that a healthy lifestyle hasn’t quite delivered.
Before your tummy tuck, it’s important to have reached a stable weight. Further weight loss or gain can alter the results of your surgery. You should also have someone to help you at home throughout the recovery process and prepare to take time off work. After the procedure, you’ll finally have the flat tummy you’ve been working toward for so long.
As one of the leading Orange County plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Niccole founded and is the Medical Director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa. Since opening the doors in 1982, he has turned CosmetiCare into one of the most successful multi-specialty cosmetic rejuvenation centers in Southern California.
Dr. Niccole has extensive experience and a refined technique in performing many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. His skills as a surgeon and the positive results seen on thousands of satisfied patients have helped him create recognition for CosmetiCare around the world receiving patients from Germany, Italy, France, England, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and a host of other countries.
Dedicated to his work as a plastic surgeon, Orange County resident Dr. Niccole loves helping people, and it shows with every patient he sees. He has been honored over the years for his abilities as a surgeon and his countless humanitarian efforts. The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) chose him as their “Man of the Year” in 2008 for his continued humanitarian efforts dedicated to reconstructing lives for children and adults through donated plastic surgery.
Dr. Niccole was honored at one of the MDA’s Gala fundraiser, “Gift of Hope”. He was selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of the TOP PLASTIC SURGEONS IN AMERICA and included in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”. CosmetiCare was voted one of the “Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Orange County” (multiple times) by The Orange County Register’s “Peoples’ Choice” and published in its guide “The Best of Orange County.”