Getting a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that people get. Every year thousands of people get a tummy tuck. Cosmetic surgery can help a person look and feel better about themselves.

One of the most common reasons people get a tummy tuck is because they have had a baby and they want to tighten up the tummy area and make it look better. Women gain a few pounds while pregnant and much of that weight gathers in the mid section. Once the baby is born the mother is usually left with some flabby excess skin that can be very hard to get rid of. Another major reason women who have had a baby get cosmetic surgery for their tummy is because gaining weight can often leave behind stretch marks. Stretch marks are very hard to get rid of and often cannot be removed at home once they get to a certain point. At that point many women decide to get their tummy worked on because many of the stretch marks can be removed during surgery.

Getting cosmetic surgery on your tummy is not only for people who have had a baby. Some of the other people include people who have lost a lot of weight and have sagging skin. Losing weight is not easy and once the weight is off it is almost just as hard to tighten up and tone the body. Many opt to have a tummy tuck to help them get to the body they want. Although many women get the procedure there are also many men who have it done.

One of the most important things to remember when having any procedure is to do research and pick a good doctor. How well your surgery comes out, and how fast and well you heal is a direct result of how you are treated and cared for before, during and after surgery. Having a good doctor will also make you feel more comfortable with getting the surgery.

Although the nurse or doctor will discuss all the details there are a few things that need to be done before and after the surgery. Patients should not smoke before or after the surgery for at least a few days to a few weeks depending on what the doctor says. Avoid taking any aspirin before surgery as it can affect your blood flow during surgery. Most importantly rest for the recommended time and always keep bandages on until the doctor removes them. Removing anything the doctor did can harm the results. Use the few days or weeks of your recovery to catch up on some good books, movies and conversations with friends and family. The more rest the quicker your body can heal.