Dr Puig explains in this video about the abdominoplasty and its results.
What is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
Fat buildup, loss of firmness and excess skin can be corrected with a tummy tuck procedure that gives your skin a smoother, firmer look and healthy, thus achieving a flatter abdominal wall and a narrower waist. Dr Julio Puig is a recognized expert in this abdominoplasty intervention in Valencia.
Getting a flat and well toned abdominal area is something that many of us strive for, by performing exercise and weight control. However, in many cases, these methods can not achieve your goals and it is necessary to resort a tummy tuck. Even people with normal body weight and a proportionate body, may also develop a protruding abdomen, which is either not firm and flaccid. The most common causes that give rise to are: aging, tendency to it usually associated with hereditary factors, pregnancies and significant fluctuations in weight derived from periods of diets …
What is not an abdominal surgery?
A tummy tuck is not performed as a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
Although the results of abdominoplasty are permanent, the positive result can be greatly diminished if significant fluctuations in your weight occur after. For this reason, for those who are considering getting a substantial weight loss, or women who may be thinking about future pregnancies, would be advised to postpone this procedure.
An abdominoplasty is also not a surgical technique that is recommended to remove stretch marks, although these can be eliminated if they are in the areas of excess skin that will be excised.
Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
In general a good candidate for this intervention is one who:
- Is physically healthy and maintains a stable weight.
- Has realistic expectations of what can be achieved with the operation.
- He or she is a non-smoker, or at least stops when the surgeon tells you to do so.
- Really the shape of his abdomen causes discomfort and worry.
Abdominoplasty, as well as any other surgery is a very personal procedure, and therefore the person who is thinking about it, should do it by itself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to get any type of ideal image. The person who is thinking about it, must decide whether the benefits he/she will achieve match their goals, as well as risks and potential complications of tummy tuck are acceptable.
The first abdominoplasty consultation
During the first visit we will evaluate:
- The surgical goals of abdominoplasty.
- Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments.
- Medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco …
- Previous surgeries.
In addition, we will evaluate your general health conditions or pre-existing risk factors, take photographs, discuss possible options or types of abdominoplasty more suitable to achieve your goals, other alternatives non surgical procedures, the possible outcome of tummy tuck and any potential risks or complications.
It is very important to understand all aspects of this surgical procedure. It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether it is emotion because of your new look or a little preoperative stress. Do not be shy about talking about these feelings with your plastic surgeon.
After the initial examination, Dr. Julio Puig will explain you what the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure consists of, if you need preparation and how it is the recovery.
The preoperative of the abdominoplasty
In preparation for tummy tuck surgery, you may be asked to:
- Laboratory tests or medical evaluation.
- Stop taking certain medications or adjust dosages.
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirins, anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements, as they may increase bleeding.
Features of the Tummy Tuck
The Recovery after the surgery
During recovery, dressings and bandages can be applied to the incisions, which can be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression band to minimize swelling and support the abdominal wall while you heal after surgery.
Small, thin tubes can be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may accumulate.
We will also give you specific instructions on:
- How to heal wounds, scars, bandages …
- Medications to take to decrease postoperative pain, help healing and reduce the possibility of infection.
- What symptoms or signs should you watch for in the intervened area, and in the general state of health that may be indicative of some type of discomfort
- The schedule of follow-up visits after surgery.
It is important that in the visit to the surgeon after the intervention, you ask what you can expect during your recovery period of surgery. If you want to know more in depth details (tummy tuck or abdominoplasty price in Valencia, techniques that can be performed, photos or explanatory drawings of the surgical procedure), make an appointment in our clinics of Valencia or Gandia, and we will attend you with total confidence, without commitment and under the strictest confidentiality. And if you prefer, we’ll call you.
Make an appointment for your Abdominoplasty Surgery
If you want to consult your case, or to know some additional details about this surgery, you will be answered by our specialized medical team, without any commitment and totally confidential way in our clinics. The best advice for people considering a tummy tuck is to talk openly with your cosmetic & plastic surgeon, about your feelings and concerns about, as well as your expectations about the surgical procedure, as well as and possible nonsurgical options. We are experts in abdominal surgery in Valencia and Gandia
Remember that the first consultation is free and it is much more effective to speak personally with the surgeon. Call us or make an appointment in our clinics in Valencia or Gandia and we will attend you with total confidence, without commitment and under the strictest confidentiality. And if you prefer, we’ll call you.
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