Even if you’ve lost weight, exercised, dieted, and did everything else the magazines tell you to reshape your body, you might still find that you’re not content with your body’s current shape.
No matter how much you exercise or diet, fat can hang off the body in different ways on different people. Additionally, if you’ve recently lost weight, or if you’ve just been pregnant, you might find that you have excess skin that hangs uncomfortably off of the body.
If you’re not fully content with how your body handles fat, if you have excess skin, or if you simply want to reshape your stomach and love handle area, you might consider getting what professionals call a abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck.
Tummy tucks are incredibly common. In fact, in 2017, Americans had over 125,000 tummy tucks performed, a number that is increasing year after year.
As should be obvious from that high number, a tummy tuck is a safe procedure that continues to yield fantastic results.
In the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, there are many plastic surgeons who will happily perform a tummy tuck. However, if you’re just searching for ‘top plastic surgeons in Milwaukee’ or ‘best tummy tuck in Wisconsin,’ you might miss some important details to consider before getting your abdominoplasty.
We’re plastic surgery professionals working in Wisconsin, and as a result, we’re well-versed in the do’s and don’ts of Milwaukee plastic surgery.
In this piece, we’re going to look at the tummy tuck specifically, analyzing exactly what happens during the procedure and how you can ensure your Milwaukee tummy tuck is everything you’ve dreamed of and more.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a procedure that improves the appearance of the abdomen through skin and fat displacement and removal.
Over the course of a tummy tuck, a plastic surgeon will remove fat and excess skin from the abdomen and, if necessary, surrounding areas. From there, connective tissue is tightened and the remaining skin is repositioned, constructing your ideal body image.
As tummy tucks are common, the typical procedure is well-defined. A small incision is made to remove excess skin and fat as well as tighten the skin that remains, with the scar falling invisibly along your bikini line.
Recovery for a tummy tuck can vary. Typically, your surgeon will recommend two to three weeks of total rest, with additional movement allowed for the following three weeks. While you won’t see final results for three to six months, your body will soon adapt to its new shape, and you’ll quickly be able to adapt to your new look.
What should I look for in a tummy tuck surgeon?
We have several articles about getting the perfect plastic surgeon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — you can find one of those articles here — but in general, our advice is similar no matter the procedure.
The most important things to note are accreditation and understanding.
The first point is the most important: accreditation. You should ensure that you are seeing a Board certified plastic surgeon, and that you are being treated in an accredited facility, before making any further plastic surgery plans.
Thankfully, accreditation and certification are easy to check. Sites like Certification Matters make it easy for prospective patients to check on their surgeons to make sure they are both certified and maintaining the standards of their certification.
For example, here is what Milwaukee plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Bosbous’ page looks like. As you can see, not only is Dr. Bosbous Board certified, but he also participates in “Maintenance of Certification” to ensure he continues to meet the standards of his certification.
Checking a facility’s accreditation is a little more complicated, but thankfully, any self-respecting facility will have their accreditation and certification listed on their website. Here’s an example using Wisconsin’s Froedtert network.
Next, we have to stress the importance of understanding.
Simply put, you should feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon. You’re going to have to work with them not only in the weeks leading up to your surgery, but also in the weeks following so you can be sure you’re achieving the exact results you desire.
If you find you’re uncomfortable sharing details with your surgeon or asking specific questions about a procedure, it’s more than likely that this surgeon is not the right one for you.
While this point is a little more difficult to quantify, you can always look to reviews of surgeons online for advice. Here is an example of a review page on the site U.S. News.
If you’re interested in a tummy tuck in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, get in touch with us today. We’ll happily work with you to achieve the results you desire.