Chances are you have heard of tummy tuck surgery. You may have even known someone who has had the surgery performed, but is it right for you? While a tummy tuck surgery can sometimes be the solution to many problems, it can have its own challenges. Having an open and real discussion with your plastic surgeon can usually clear up any questions you may have. In an effort to help, here are a few things you should know before committing to the operation.
The eyes have often been touted as the window the soul. This is the first place people look when they meet you for the first time and the first direction of their glance when they are communicating with you. If the skin under your brows has started to droop and sag, it can make those windows to your soul a little less bright and youthful. Brow lifts are a common cosmetic procedure, and they can help restore that younger look, but how do you know you are a good candidate for a brow lift?
Having large breasts, especially when they are large relative to your frame, can make you feel self-conscious and cause significant pain each day. However, there are some ways to reduce common issues associated with large breasts.
A major challenge with large breasts is keeping the skin underneath your breasts dry to minimize the chance of rashes and ulceration. After you bathe or shower, be sure to dry the area thoroughly.
If you're a smoker, you've heard it before: stop smoking at least a couple of weeks before your surgery and stay away from tobacco during your healing time. This is not nagging or scolding; there are serious surgical reasons to avoid tobacco, nicotine, and other products in the weeks before your surgery. Doing so improves your chances of having a successful procedure with great results.
Nicotine and Oxygen/Blood Restriction
Nicotine—not tobacco leaves, but nicotine itself—can restrict the flow of blood through your arteries.
Loose skin is something that millions of Americans have to deal with. The stomach is one area where loose skin is very common. Significant weight gain followed by weight loss and also pregnancy are common culprits for loose skin. For many, loose skin is unsightly and can have an impact on how clothes fit. Getting rid of this loose skin is a possibility. If you are bothered by loose skin on the stomach, an abdominoplasty, or better known as a tummy tuck, may be a good option.