Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as tummy tuck, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 127,633 procedures performed in 2016 alone, good for the sixth most performed plastic surgery procedure.
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Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck as it’s more commonly known, is a plastic surgery procedure that trims away excess fat and skin in your midsection. For many people, diet and exercise alone cannot get rid of pockets of fat around the stomach. This can be frustrating after working so hard to get fit and healthy.
When you’re considering having tummy tuck surgery it’s important to plan ahead for the recovery process. In the video below, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel explains what you should expect in terms of a recovery period for you tummy tuck procedure.
One of the most popular procedures we offer at the Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care in Highlands Ranch, Colorado is abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck. Many people wonder if this procedure is painful and, while it depends on the type of tummy tuck procedure you have, we take measures to make it as painless as possible. Watch our video below with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zwiebel to learn more.
What are the health benefits of tummy tuck surgery? Well, that’s entirely up to you. Certainly, eliminating stubborn fat deposits from the midsection and removing loose and sagging skin can lessen some of the physical limitations that come with a larger belly. Tightening separated abdominal muscles can restore balance and core strength. Drawing in the waist can make advanced sculpting easier. But none of things alone will produce lasting results without some effort on your part.