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Tummy Tuck Nashville TN

Looking for a Tummy Tuck in Nashville? Dr. Brad Medling can help you!

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure that is increasingly used by both men and women to assist in the sculpture and definition of their figure.

Who is the best candidate for the tummy tuck procedure?

The most successful candidates for a tummy tuck surgery are those patients who are in good shape, but with loose abdominal skin. If there is a large fat accumulation on the abdominal wall, especially along the upper part, liposculpture may be required as a primary procedure before the tummy tuck procedure takes place. Older and obese patients who have a loss of elasticity in the skin can also benefit from the procedure.

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People who have experienced rapid weight loss and pregnancy are also applicable for the procedure. This is because rapid weight gain/loss or pregnancy can leave the lower abdomen weakened and the skin damaged from large deposits of fat or loose skin from a stretched abdominal wall. The process of abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen by tightening of the muscles and abdominal wall.

Combining liposuction and tummy tuck

Tummy tucks can be used alone or in combination with liposuction to achieve the desired level of shape and size and are often used by those individuals whose figure does not respond to diet and exercise alone. This is possible as some people store their fat reserves in different areas and these areas can be extremely difficult to budge without affecting the overall appearance negatively – liposuction is a way for people to move these areas of fat.

Tummy Tuck Nashville TN

It is important for patients to understand that tummy tuck surgery, although an effective method of obtaining that much sought after slim and shapely figure, is not an alternative to weight loss as part of a healthy diet and exercise routine. It is important with any surgery that the patient is relatively healthy and fit. This is important so that the recovery process runs smoothly without low health levels affecting the process.

When should I have a tummy tuck in regards to pregnancy?

It can sometimes be advisable for women who are intending on having tummy tuck surgery, to postpone their treatment until after they have completed any planned pregnancies, which might cause further damage to the abdominal wall structure. This is so that scar tissue is not continually re-opened which can increase your risk of permanent scarring. Dr. Brad Medling will prescribe all of the correct aftercare procedures to ensure that you have the lowest risk of scarring possible although this varies from patient to patient.

Do tummy tucks last? Pregnancy after tummy tuck and weight gain after tummy tuck considerations

Tummy tucks can last forever if your weight does not fluctuate and you do not become pregnant. Pregnancy after a tummy tuck and weight gain will generally change the elasticity of your skin, although aging can also result in loss of elasticity. So if you have a tummy tuck when you are young then it is possible that your skin will age in the same way that the skin on your face ages and gets wrinkles. This is due to loss of collagen which maintains the skin’s elasticity.

Find Out More About Tummy Tucks in Nashville TN

For more information, contact Dr. Brad Medling on 615 867 8080 or make an enquiry online today.