If your best diet and exercise efforts have not yielded the toned, trim abdomen of your dreams, a tummy tuck might be what you need to reach those lingering fitness goals. Dr. Robert Brueck at Beauty by Brueck in Fort Myers, Florida, offers the latest tummy tuck techniques, and can help you gain a smoother, firmer, abdomen than you can achieve through diet and exercise alone. If you’re ready to learn more about how a tummy tuck could change your body, book a consultation with Dr. Brueck today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you can contact the office by phone.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, transforms the appearance and shape of your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and restoring abdominal muscles that have weakened or separated. That creates a flatter, more toned abdomen.
Many things can change the shape of your abdomen, causing it to bulge or protrude in an unappealing manner. Some of the more common causes include:
Another big factor is the aging process, which causes changes in both your muscle tone and the elasticity of your skin.
When you sit down with Dr. Brueck you’ll go through your personal and family health history, including any prescriptions or supplements you’re currently taking. You’ll also discuss your treatment goals, and what you’re hoping to accomplish with a tummy tuck.
Dr. Brueck examines your abdomen, and may take photographs or measurements. He’ll explain the procedure in detail, and let you know what to expect in terms of recovery time and any risk factors you should be aware of.
Most importantly, you’ll discuss the likely outcome of the procedure, so that you have realistic expectations before you move forward. A tummy tuck can deliver impressive results, but if you aren’t able to maintain a stable weight after your surgery those results could be compromised.
Your incision size and shape depends on your unique contours and where tissue needs to be removed or resecured with sutures. There is no such thing as a “standard” tummy tuck incision, but Dr. Brueck has the skill and experience to place incisions where they will be least noticeable once your healing is complete.
Your recovery process depends in large part on your overall health at the time of your procedure. If you’re a smoker, one of the most important steps you can take to improve your outcome is quitting. Smoking has a negative effect on many of your body’s systems and functions and can slow the healing process considerably.
It’s also essential to follow Dr. Brueck’s post-op instructions to the letter. Keeping the incisions clean helps speed healing, as does avoiding strenuous activity or anything that places pressure on the surgical site in the days following your procedure. You may need to wear a special compression garment as your body heals.
If a tummy tuck sounds like a good fit for your needs, book a consultation today using the online tool or by phone.