One of the primary areas we all look to tone is the abdomen. Women, in particular, have a genetic predisposition to accumulate extra fat in the midsection. The extra padding in this area interferes with our choice of clothes, limiting us to larger, loose outfits for a more comfortable fit. At the clothing store, we unwillingly have to walk past some of the best clothes donning the mannequins on display. Each time that happens, we can’t help but feel limited regarding the available choice of clothes. Some outfits just don’t come in plus sizes, leaving you automatically locked out.
Anxiety about one’s self-image is common if you have some extra fat in your belly. The inconvenient accumulation could be a result of some reasons; diet, childbirth, hormonal changes, or some inherent genetic traits. This unwanted fat restricts you from visiting one of the scenic beaches in Chicago, limits your comfortable movement, and generally puts you in a position that sees you watch life’s best moments pass you by. Many times, a healthy diet and regular exercise affect some change, but discourage is commonplace when the desired results take too long or entirely fail to materialize.
1.1 About the Procedure
Liposuction guarantees a trim form with those defined, natural contours. This straightforward procedure makes use of the best, ultra-modern cosmetic technology to get rid of those stubborn, unwanted fat pockets in your abdomen. The occurrence of additional fat in the abdomen imbalances your form. This imbalance necessitates consideration of all safe measures for its removal. Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, gets rid of the unwanted fat from the waistline, all the way up to your upper abdomen. That slimmer look begins to set in throughout recovery after this operation. Liposuction in this region remains the safest and quickest way to a toned look.
1.2 Are You an Ideal Candidate for the Procedure?
Not everyone meets the minimum requirements for a successful tummy tuck. Some factors determine the suitability of a candidate for the procedure, giving it a high chance of success and bringing about the best results. These are some of the primary considerations that help determine if you should have this minor surgery:
- You have to be in relatively good shape, requiring only the removal of additional fat deposits around the abdomen. This type of liposuction works best to remove extra fat or loose skin around your midsection.
- Childbirth leaves you with excess skin, and more than one kid may bring about additional skin that’s unresponsive to exercise or a healthy diet.
- You are an ideal candidate if you have an abdomen that protrudes, bringing about a lack of proportionality in your physique.
- An accumulation of excess fat beneath the skin may come about either due to hormonal changes or diet. You still need a certain level of fitness for this procedure to bear the expected outcome.
The doctor examines you beforehand to assess the suitability of the surgery as a solution for your case, so during this crucial consultation, offer your full cooperation.
1.3 How is the Surgery Performed?
To access the underlying muscles for readjustment, the doctor makes an arc-shaped incision from one hipbone to the other, right above your pubic area. The navel comes free with a second incision in the surrounding area. The doctor then frees the skin from the abdominal wall and the ribs. The flap of skin folds to expose the underlying, vertical muscles known as the rectus abdominis. The doctor proceeds to tighten the exposed muscles, stitching them into place. This process firms up the abdominal wall and brings about a trim waistline.
Each procedure is unique. In situations where the fat is only below the nave, a smaller incision works just fine, with possible repositioning of the navel. We have some of the most experienced and competent doctors in the Chicago area, so you are indeed in good hands. Before surgery, an examination with the doctor helps establish the best solution for you, paying keen attention to your unique form and personal preference for the best results and the best experience. Sessions in surgery vary depending on the complexity of individual procedures. For this reason, along with genetic factors, the recovery period also varies from one person to the other.
1.4 The Healing Process Following a Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck operations heal within a reasonable period. Immediately after surgery, we provide a compression garment that holds your body muscles in place as the new form takes root. With healing setting in, the stitches come off in about seven to ten days. In several weeks, you are in a position to take off the protective brace, with progressive healing enabling the resumption of duties as well as regular exercise. Over this duration, swelling goes down as your contours form, and your takes that trim shape. Any numbness experienced after the procedure disappears and the line from the incision starts to heal.
After surgery, resist the temptation to expose your recovering abdomen to direct sunlight. Take excellent care of your body and give it a chance to heal properly before stepping out. Remember to avoid donning dark outfits when outdoors as they retain a lot of heat and this may interfere with the recovery process. The burns from the excessive skin, in turn, cause a more extended recovery period. The recovery period is crucial, and the doctors at our Chicago clinic ensure that you have all the necessary information for a seamless recovery. Your input during this vital period goes hand in hand with the doctor’s competent work to produce the best results.
1.5 Should you be Concerned about Scarring after Recovery?
The long incision above your pubic region will leave a scar. However, our experienced physicians ensure that the cut lies low enough to remain concealed throughout, even when you clad that sexy bikini. Progressive healing over time means that the scar becomes less visible as days go by. However, on close observation, it is still visible. Good news is, our physicians ensure that the line is in a well-concealed area, giving you a trim waistline with no visible surgical footprint.
With this newfound look, you are finally able to take part in all fun activity, enjoy the unlimited options at the clothing store, and say goodbye to any anxiety you had about your self-image. Visit the beach close to you, and let loose at that pool party. Remember, to maintain that healthy, contoured look; you still have to eat right and keep up an active lifestyle. This procedure does not prevent weight gain from future unhealthy choices.
We put you first, offering tailor-made solutions for your cosmetic needs. Our Chicago clinic has the best doctors to help you achieve that dream look, giving keen attention to all your needs and preferences.