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Preparing For Your Tummy Tuck

The holidays are just around the corner and there’s no better time to get the body you’ve been wanting than now, just in time for the New Year.

A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures today. In fact, it’s one of the top five most performed cosmetic surgical procedures at the moment.

Many women who opt for a tummy tuck do so to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. Others simply have a hard time losing fat in the stomach area while others, still, may have lost a large amount of weight but are carrying an excess amount of skin.

If you are considering a tummy tuck in metro Detroit, read on for some key (and lesser known) ways to prepare yourself properly.

Proper expectations

It’s important to note that a tummy tuck should not be considered a weight loss tactic. Though patients may lose several pounds from undergoing a tummy tuck, ideally, you should be at or near your goal weight prior to having the procedure. A tummy tuck should, ideally, be viewed as a procedure to contour your body.

Additionally, you should set the proper expectations for yourself when it comes to healing time. Many people downplay the amount of time they think they will need to heal, which can put them at risk for overexerting themselves and, in turn, injury. You should plan on following my recovering instructions to a tee, which includes a week of very minimal activity and three weeks of only moderate activity, so as not to strain your incisions. As such, proper planning is suggested when it comes to work, family and other obligations.

Mental preparation

Surgery of any kind is a big deal and needs to be treated as such. However, many people overlook the mental toll surgery can take on them.

Though not always the case, some patients experience changes in mood and emotions following surgery. This can be for a variety of reasons, including not being able to do the things they are used to for several weeks and also allowing others to help or care for them. It’s important not to put pressure on yourself to do too much during recovery. It is also key to have a group of folks who can support you during this time.

Board Certified southeast Michigan cosmetic surgeon

Dr. Andrew Lofman is known in the area for his unmatched skill and compassion toward his patients. Known as a respected plastic surgeon in metro Detroit, Dr. Andrew has been providing cosmetic surgery options to patients for over 10 years.

As a leader in performing tummy tucks in metro Detroit, Dr. Andrew understands this intricate procedure inside and out. And as a Real Self Top Doctor, Dr. Andrew is keenly familiar with the ways to best help his patients attain their body goals, whether that’s through a tummy tuck, mommy makeover, liposuction, fat transfer, breast augmentation or a combination of procedures.

Are you ready to finally get the body you desire (and deserve)? Take the first step by calling Dr. Andrew’s office today for a free consultation.

02, December, 2017Dr. Andrew Lofman, FACS

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