Many factors can contribute to a sagging mid-section including aging, pregnancy, and significant weight loss. A person’s weight is not always a factor; even people of normal weight can develop sagging in this area due to loss of muscle tone or separated muscles. A tummy tuck can have a dramatic effect on the look of the mid-section. If you are looking for a Miami tummy tuck surgeon, you are in good hands with Dr. Jhonny Salomon. Dr. Salomon has appeared in many television programs in his capacity as a surgeon, and he is the best in the business in the Miami area.
It is important to understand going in just exactly what a tummy tuck will involve, the results that can be expected, recovery time, and the things that a tummy tuck will not do. A tummy is not a substitute for diet and exercise; it is not a weight loss procedure. The primary goal of a tummy tuck is to improve the look of the mid-section. This can involve different elements depending on the patient and what is needed to reach the desired goal. In some cases, skin removal may be all that is needed. Another patient may need liposuction to remove excess fat in the area in conjunction with skin removal. In some cases muscle repair may be needed, but may not in some others. Each patient is different so a precise plan cannot be done without a consultation.
Types of Tummy Tucks
One type of tummy tuck is what most people think of when they think about a tummy tuck and involves the entire abdominal area. This requires the largest incision of the tummy tuck procedures and runs from hip to hip, allowing the surgeon full access to the tummy area in order to remove excess fat and skin from the entire abdominal region. Dr. Salomon will place the incision in an area that can be easily covered by undergarments and bathing suits.
Another type of tuck is the mini tummy tuck and involves only the area below the belly button. This requires a smaller incision and less recovery time. An extended tummy tuck will extend farther out in order to also remove excess fat in the “saddle bag area.” This will result in a longer recovery as well.
Although the majority of tummy tuck procedures are performed on women, men also can benefit from this procedure. Although the number of males having this procedure has increased, the ratio of men to women is still roughly 80/20.
While there are risks with any surgery, including the risks associated with general anesthesia, they are minimal with this type of procedure. Many of the complications after tummy tuck surgery are due to improper incision care by the patient that results in infection. It is important to know and adhere to all post op instructions.
While recovery times vary depending on the patient, it is wise to plan for at least 4 weeks to recover fully before resuming any heavy lifting and many normal activities. Neglecting to allow your body to heal completely can lead to complications.
With a tummy tuck requiring not only removal of skin, but also liposuction and muscle repair, recovery time is the longest in contrast to only one or two facets of the tummy tuck. With only removal of fat and skin, recovery may be only two weeks, adding liposuction adds another week. Those with desk jobs should be able to return in two weeks, but activity will be restricted for at least another two weeks.
There are some things you can do to expedite recovery. To reduce swelling after surgery it is recommended to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid salty food because salt causes water retention. Get plenty of rest and limit physical activity, gradually adding in more as time goes by, but always be prepared to cut back if discomfort or other symptoms occur.
Another tip to reduce swelling is to wear a compression shirt or belt. This helps reduce swelling and helps ensure the best results after healing by not allowing gravity to pull down on the abdominal area. This will hasten healing as well.
Cosmetic surgery is not about vanity necessarily. While it is true that those who seek cosmetic surgery do so to improve how they look in most cases, the end result is more about building confidence. Whether we like it or not, we are judged to a certain exten-t by how we look, and how we look affects many areas of life, including our professional and personal lives. To some, cosmetic procedures may seem extreme or unnecessary, but consider the money spent on cosmetics and clothing. Nearly everyone works at presenting what they consider their best self to the world, whether that presentation involves make-up and clothing that flatters or impresses or something more permanent, such as a tummy tuck. If surgery boosts confidence and makes us feel better about ourselves, why not do it?
A Surgeon you can Trust
Trust is important when undergoing any type of surgery. When undergoing cosmetic surgery you need a highly skilled doctor for the best results. Dr. Jhonny Salomon is the leading cosmetic surgeon in Miami, and for good reason. Dr. Salomon will evaluate you and your needs at your complementary consultation and provide you with his professional opinion of what can be done. Dr. Salomon’s approach is to honestly present to you what can be done to fulfill your wishes while considering what can realistically be done to achieve a completely natural look. It’s you, only better.
A tummy tuck can greatly improve the look of your body and boost your confidence. Choose Dr. Jhonny Salomon when you need a Miami tummy tuck surgeon.