Tummy Tuck Candidates - San Antonio
The compassionate, friendly staff at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. is specially trained to ease any worries patients may initially have when considering a tummy tuck. Due consideration is needed before you decide to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, and we would be happy to help aid in your decision, providing informative direction in a comfortable setting. Dr. Sheryl Pilcher has evaluated hundreds of potential tummy tuck candidates at her San Antonio, Texas practice, and she has the experience and knowledge to help you decide whether it would be the most effective way for you to achieve your specific cosmetic goals.
The surest way to find out whether you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery is to contact Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Pilcher today.
A broad range of patients are suitable candidates for tummy tuck, clinically known as abdominoplasty. The effects of age, weight gain, and skin sagging after pregnancy can take a toll on your body, and a tummy tuck can effectively address these concerns. Particularly, patients seeking to reduce excess skin and fat – while simultaneously tightening loosened abdominal muscles – may wish to consider a tummy tuck procedure.
An ideal candidate for the procedure will have previously met with his or her doctor to address any necessary dietary and exercise changes, and will have engaged in a healthy lifestyle for an extended period without observing the changes in the body he or she would like to have seen. Fat distribution is often an inherited trait, resistant to aggressive exercise and fat-reducing techniques. The unique body contouring benefits of a tummy tuck can effectively address these concerns.
The concerns of tummy tuck candidates who turn to our San Antonio practice for treatment may include one or more the following:
- Excess belly fat or sagging skin surrounding the abdomen, often observed after substantial weight loss or pregnancy
- Weakened or sagging abdominal muscles; separated or deteriorated abdominal muscles
- Stubborn fatty tissue concentrated in the belly region
- A disproportionate or protruding abdomen, unaffected by lifestyle choices like a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen
Since a tummy tuck is intended for those with concentrated areas of excess fat and other tissues, patients need to keep in mind that the procedure should not be viewed as a means of losing weight. Candidates should be in good health and have maintained a healthy weight for a sustained period of time. Professionals agree that the procedure is seen as a suitable method of removing excessive fat deposits and loose skin from individuals that previously suffered from obesity.
Patients who would be advised to reconsider a tummy tuck, perhaps postponing the procedure to a later time in their lives, would include women planning on having more children or becoming pregnant soon and patients who are still actively engaged in a weight loss program.
During a scheduled consultation with Dr. Pilcher, patients who are not good candidates for tummy tuck can explore other body contouring options that may be better suited to their needs, such as liposuction. In order to create a leaner, more desirable shape, liposuction similarly targets stubborn fat deposits and may pose as a suitable alternative to a tummy tuck, dependent on your unique condition. Again, liposuction should not be viewed as a method of losing massive amounts of weight, but can benefit patients who have tried to reduce fat through dietary changes and exercise.
At-home recovery time after a tummy tuck ranges from one to two weeks, and prospective patients need to take this downtime into consideration when choosing the best time to undergo surgery.
Find Out Whether Tummy Tuck Is Right for You
Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Pilcher at her San Antonio plastic surgery practice to ask any questions or raise any concerns you might have about whether you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Dr. Pilcher will advise you openly and honestly, guiding you toward a treatment plan that is entirely customized to your unique needs and goals.
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