How A Tummy Tuck Can Give You A Bikini-Ready Body
Do you dread going to the beach or the pool because of your body? If so, you’re not alone. For countless men and women, loose skin, stubborn fat, stretch marks, and other cosmetic concerns are a constant source of anxiety, particularly when having to wear a swimsuit. To help patients achieve the gorgeous figure and increased confidence they deserve, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is proud to offer advanced tummy tuck surgery at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY. Discover the benefits of tummy tuck surgery here, including how it can give you the bikini body you’ve always wanted, and find out whether you may qualify for the procedure.
What does a tummy tuck do?
Also known as abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is one of the most popular and transformative body contouring procedures available today. The primary goal of tummy tuck surgery is to sculpt a slimmer, firmer, more attractive midsection. This typically involves a combination of techniques, including fat removal (liposuction), skin excision, muscle tightening, and more.
Do I need a tummy tuck?
You may think tummy tuck surgery is only an option for women who have had children. In reality, both men and women – including women who have not had children – can benefit from abdominoplasty. Most often, patients use tummy tuck surgery to improve or reverse the unwanted side effects of pregnancy, aging, or extreme weight loss, which may include:
- Loose skin on the stomach
- Hanging skin on the abdomen
- Tummy pooch
- Diastasis recti (separated ab muscles)
- Wrinkled skin on the stomach
- Stretch marks on tummy
- Stubborn abdominal fat
- Muffin top
During your initial consultation for tummy tuck surgery in Louisville, KY, Dr. Mizuguchi will thoroughly examine your areas of concern, discuss your symptoms, listen to your goals, and determine whether a tummy tuck is right for you. Additionally, Dr. Mizuguchi will explain the various types of tummy tucks, including:
- Full tummy tuck
- Extended tummy tuck
- Mini tummy tuck
Depending on the nature and severity of your concerns, including how much skin needs to be removed, Dr. Mizuguchi will recommend the most appropriate type of abdominoplasty for you. In many cases, Dr. Mizuguchi recommends combining liposuction with tummy tuck surgery to remove stubborn deposits of fat for an even smoother, slimmer final result.
Will tummy tuck scars be visible in a swimsuit?
Because many patients have the goal of looking good in a swimsuit after tummy tuck, they often have questions about where tummy tuck incisions are located and how tummy tuck scars will look. Dr. Mizuguchi understands the importance of keeping cosmetic work discreet and shares in his patients’ desire to minimize visible scarring. To accomplish this, Dr. Mizuguchi takes great care to place his incision where it can be concealed beneath a bikini bottom or underwear as completely as possible.
In the case of full tummy tuck surgery, patients can expect a lengthy incision on their lower abdomen, just above the pubic area, which can typically be hidden with a swimsuit. For patients who require an extended tummy tuck, the incision may run all the way from one hip to the other and result in a longer scar. However, many patients are still able to find a style of swimsuit that covers the scar. Furthermore, the majority of patients find that their scar fades to a skin-colored or white tone, making it less obvious over time. To encourage tummy tuck scars to heal and fade in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible, patients should:
- Choose a highly qualified, experienced plastic surgeon
- Practice proper incision care during tummy tuck recovery
- Use topical scar care products as recommended
- Avoid direct sun exposure
- Wear sunscreen
- Keep the skin moisturized
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Stay hydrated
Bid farewell to your mom bod with tummy tuck in Louisville, KY
Whether you want to look better in your clothes, in your swimsuit, or in nothing at all, tummy tuck surgery can help. To learn more about how you can get the firm, flat, sexy stomach you’ve been dreaming of, call Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY to schedule your one-on-one consultation with internationally recognized double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi today. We look forward to helping you achieve the confidence and figure you deserve with tummy tuck surgery!