Losing weight is an issue with which many Americans struggle. In fact, the US tops the list as one of the most obese countries in the world. With that being said, many Americans turn to drastic measures such as gastric bypass surgery to lose excess weight. While gastric bypass surgery helps the majority of patients lose the extra pounds, it often leaves them with sagging skin in the abdominal area that doesn’t go away on its own. For Floridians suffering this adverse side effect of gastric bypass, a tummy tuck specialist Miami can help.
People opt to have tummy tucks for several reasons, but losing weight and the resulting sagging skin after gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common. It is frustrating to go through surgery and work so hard to lose the weight only to have excess skin that’s not only unsightly, but also adds extra weight that just won’t come off.
A Miami tummy tuck is the answer to getting rid of excess skin around the abdomen. Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes extra fat and skin from the abdominal area. In many cases, the plastic surgeon also repairs stretched and separated abdominal muscles to create a firmer and smoother midsection.
Many obese people who opt to take the weight off through gastric bypass surgery often undergo a tummy tuck as well once they lose a significant amount of weight. Although they continue to eat right and exercise, the sagging skin simply does not respond. In order to fully achieve the body image they most desire, tummy tuck Miami surgery is the only option.
A Miami tummy tuck is not a “cure-all” for excess weight. It does not replace a healthy diet or exercise.
Tummy tuck results are considered permanent, but people who don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise could diminish these results with big fluctuations in weight. Because this is the case, women who plan to become pregnant or anyone planning to lose a significant amount of weight should delay having a tummy tuck until after.
Although tummy tuck surgery cannot claim to remove stretch marks, if they are present on the excess skin to be removed, stretch marks are diminished with an abdominoplasty.
Deciding to have a tummy tuck after gastric bypass surgery is the final step to achieving the thinner, firmer physique you’ve always dreamed of. Even so, meeting with a tummy tuck doctor Miami for the first time can still be an overwhelming experience. Knowing what to expect helps ease fears; and planning ahead helps you remember questions you wish to have answered during the initial consultation. You can go online to learn all there is to know about tummy tucks, but eventually, you are going to need to meet your Miami tummy tuck surgeon in person, and that meeting is most important.
During a tummy tuck consultation, you and the doctor get to know each other better. It is a time when you learn more about the procedure and if you feel comfortable with the physician or not. You may attend just one consultation and feel ready for the next step, or you may attend several consultations with several different doctors before finding a surgeon you feel confident in. Ultimately, it is the initial consultation that helps you determine whether having a tummy tuck is right for you.
Before attending your consultation, make a list of questions you want answered. Include questions about the doctor’s experience such as, How long have you been a plastic surgeon? How many tummy tucks have you performed? and Are you board certified? Be sure to jot down all the questions you have about the procedure itself. You want to have a clear understanding of what’s going to happen before going in. Because you’ll be nervous and excited going into your initial consultation, writing down the questions beforehand ensures you’ll remember to ask everything you want to know.
The number of plastic surgeons in Florida is staggering. However, finding the best tummy tuck Miami surgeon doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’ve decided a tummy tuck is right for you after successfully losing weight with gastric bypass surgery, be sure to contact us at the Plastic Surgery Institute Miami. With several world-class plastic surgeons on staff, and a state-of-the-art fully-accredited surgical and clinical facility, we are capable of helping you achieve your dreams the moment you walk through our doors. Call or visit PSI Miami today.