Find out more about tummy tuck surgery and how it can give you the sculpted waistline you want.
Are you frustrated that a healthy diet and regular exercise aren’t giving you the flatter stomach you had hoped for? The stomach can be one of the most challenging and frustrating areas of the body to tone. Fortunately, our Oak Brook, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis offers abdominoplasty, a surgical procedure that smooths the abdomen and can even tighten the muscles of the stomach for a firmer and more toned appearance. So, is abdominoplasty right for you? Here’s what you should know,
You Should Already Be at Your Ideal Weight
Abdominoplasty should not be confused with procedures such as liposuction. While our Oak Brook IL cosmetic surgeon can sculpt and shape the figure you want with an abdominoplasty, this is not considered a weight-loss procedure. We will want to make sure that you are within 10-15 pounds of your ideal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck.
You Should Have Realistic Expectations
As with any type of cosmetic surgery, patients must understand what procedures such as an abdominoplasty can and can’t do. This procedure won’t take the place of a healthy lifestyle or diet nor will it help you lose weight, but an abdominoplasty can remove excess fat and skin, which may be an ideal option for someone who lost a lot of weight quickly and is looking to get a tighter, more contoured stomach. Write down your treatment goals and bring them into our office so that we can determine whether this procedure is right for you.
There Will Be Some Downtime
It’s also important that anyone looking to undergo an abdominoplasty understands that because this is a surgical procedure there will be some post-surgical downtime. We need to let your body rest and heal properly, so you will need to avoid any strenuous activities for several weeks. You may also need someone to help you with everyday tasks around the house, especially if it involves lifting or carrying.
What Should I Expect When I Come into Your Office?
Have you been considering abdominoplasty or other plastic surgery? Perhaps you were getting ready to schedule a consultation with us before the current COVID-19 crisis occurred. With the current COVID crisis, we understand some patients may have concerns. It’s important for our patients to know that we take their safety very seriously and our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis and her team are taking every necessary safety precaution to continue providing patients with cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Office procedures in place to reduce COVID-19 infection risks include limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms as well as rigorous cleaning of the office between patients. Through every step of your abdominoplasty or other aesthetic procedure, we strive to provide the best service possible to our patients while reducing any risk of infection. A consultation with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis can help you determine if an abdominoplasty is right for you.
If you want to find out if you’re a good candidate for an abdominoplasty, our plastic surgery team here in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, can determine whether abdominoplasty or other cosmetic options will give you the results you want. Call Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404 to schedule a consultation.