Five Common Tummy Tuck Myths

Are you considering a tummy tuck? Also called an abdominoplasty, this procedure removes excess fat and skin, while helping reestablish weakened or separated abdominal muscles. The result is a more beautiful and stronger you!

There are some common misconceptions associated with tummy tuck surgery. We are here to set the record straight!

Misconception #1: Tummy Tuck Means No Change in Diet

Getting a tummy tuck is an important first step to a flat stomach, but to maintain and further your results, diet and exercise will be on the agenda. Consider the lifestyle changes you will make post-procedure. Another consideration is that some patients may have reduced appetite after their tummy tuck, thanks to some minimal tightness and soreness in their abdominal region. Consulting with Dr. Christian G. Drehsen about an eating plan following surgery can relieve any unanticipated stress on your system.

Misconception #2: Tummy Tuck Equals Instant Flat Stomach!

Using the expertise of Dr. Christian Drehsen, you can create the perfect plan for the perfect you! Tummy tucks can create incredible results in terms of sculpting and toning your stomach region. But sometimes, Dr. Drehsen might recommend tummy tuck surgery in combination with liposuction. Whatever your goals are, the team at Clinique of Plastic Surgery Centres can help you reach a trim, slim, confident and stronger you.

Misconception #3: Scarring is a Problem and Tattoos Don’t Cover Scars

Dr. Drehsen and the team at the Clinique of Plastic Surgery Centres use the most advanced techniques to minimize scarring. You can cover any scarring left after the healing process with carefully applied body art, which easily blends any possible small blemishes left post-surgery. 

Misconception #4: Post Surgery Weight Gain Doesn’t Effect Tummy Tucks

While a good tummy tuck can give you an extra push toward reaching personal weight goals, you still need to make lifestyle changes in order to maintain or further results. Minimal weight gain can be OK after a tummy tuck, but anything more can cause some unfavorable physical results. A healthy diet and exercise regimen can help you maintain and improve your results. Consider your goals when seeking a consultation with Dr. Drehsen and the Clinique team in St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay and Sarasota.

Misconception #5: You have to get a Tummy Tuck ASAP after a C-Section

Many women schedule their tummy tuck procedures simultaneously following a C-Section. It is not necessarily a good idea because a C-sections and Tummy Tucks involve different muscle groups. You will get a better result if you allow your body to properly heal before furthering your health goals.

If you have any more questions about Tummy Tucks, get in touch with the team at Clinique of Plastic Surgery Centres. Meet with Dr. Drehsen for your consultation! For your convenience, we offer Skype consultations!

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