The cool winter months are a great time for body contouring. Whether you plan to lay on the beach or soak in a pool this summer, a tummy tuck can help you achieve your body goals by the time the snow melts. Tummy tuck targets loose skin and stubborn fat that seems resistant to diet and exercise.
If you are considering a tummy tuck, you want a plastic surgeon whom you can trust. Dr. Donald Hause is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has almost two decades of experience helping patients achieve their body contouring goals. Dr. Hause is the surgeon Sacramento patients trust to achieve their desired tummy tuck results.
What Is Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is an outpatient surgical procedure used to contour the abdomen to make it thinner and firmer. During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin, fat, and some stretch marks from the abdomen. The remaining skin is then tightened. Muscle repair can also be performed to tighten the abdominal muscles.
When Dr. Hause performs a tummy tuck, he makes the incision right above the hip bone. This ensures that any scarring can be easily concealed.
Are There Different Types of Tummy Tucks?
Dr. Hause specializes in performing traditional tummy tucks as well as mini tummy tucks. Both procedures help patients achieve firmer abdomens.
Every body is different. Some patients do not struggle with stubborn fat throughout their entire abdomen. Patients who only struggle with excess fat on their lower abdomen may be better suited to a mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck can help eliminate excess abdominal skin and fat below the belly button. Unlike traditional tummy tuck, it is not often used to address significantly weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
Only your surgeon can tell you if you are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck candidates tend to share similar characteristics like the following:
- Physically healthy
- Unhappy with their abdominal appearance
- Have loose or excess abdominal skin and fat
- Are at their target weight
- Understand the potential risks and benefits of tummy tuck
- Have met with their surgeon for a tummy tuck consultation
- Have realistic expectations
When Will My Body Be Summer Ready?
It takes time to recover after undergoing a tummy tuck. If you are concerned about your body being summer-ready, the winter months are the perfect time to schedule your tummy tuck.
During your consultation, Dr. Hause can advise you regarding the healing process for tummy tuck. Most patients have to take a few weeks off of work for their initial recovery. Depending on their healing process, it can take three to six months before a patient is ready to show off their newer and tighter abdomen.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hause today to learn more about tummy tuck. Call our office at (916) 646-6869 or send us an email today.