If every approaching swimsuit season leaves you stressed and embarrassed about baring your midsection, right now is the time to do something about it. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, scheduled toward winter’s end can give you a flat, firm stomach that will make bikini shopping a joy come summertime.
Changes in Your Tummy Appearance
The stomach can develop a stretched out, saggy appearance for a multitude of reasons. Whether loose abdominal skin is the result of pregnancy, significant weight loss or loss of firmness that comes with age, a tummy tuck offers the ultimate tummy tightening solution.
A healthy lifestyle can reduce body fat and get you to your ideal weight, but no amount of dieting or exercise can tighten stretched out abdominal wall muscles or remove loose, excess stomach skin the way a tummy tuck can. If you’ve worked hard to reach a healthy weight, a tummy tuck can bring your journey full-circle by giving you the sleek, smooth contours you deserve.
The Timing Is Perfect
Although a safe and frequently performed procedure, a tummy tuck is still surgery with healing and recovery time that must be considered. After a tummy tuck, you should expect to return to work within about 2 weeks of your surgery. You should refrain from engaging in more strenuous activities for another several weeks or months, depending on the type of tummy tuck and how your body responds to the surgery. The full results of a tummy tuck can take up to 4 to 6 months to develop, so having your tummy tuck in late winter will ensure you’re feeling confident, sexy and ready to flaunt your bikini body by swimsuit season.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.