Whether you’ve been thinking about getting a tummy tuck for years or it’s a relatively new idea, a lot goes into the decision to move forward with plastic surgery. To help you decide if a tummy tuck could make the most sense for you at your current stage of life, ask yourself these three questions.
1. Do I Understand What a Tummy Tuck Does?
It might sound like a silly question, but it’s best to start with the basics when deciding if a tummy tuck could be right for you. A tummy tuck involves the removal and tightening of loose skin and/or muscle tissue in the abdominal area. Most tummy tucks also include abdominal liposuction.
However, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers are often confused. While a tummy tuck procedure is commonly included in a mommy makeover, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Mommy makeovers typically involve a combination of procedures and are customized according to each person’s unique goals.
2. Do I Have a Tummy Tuck Recovery Plan Ready?
Before moving forward with any plastic surgery, it’s important to have a realistic idea about how much time you’ll need to take off work and how long you’ll need extra help around the house. For some people, certain times of the year are much slower and easier to schedule around than others. Start thinking about what your tummy tuck recovery might look like to help you decide if now is the ideal time for your tummy tuck.
3. Am I Done Having Kids?
While it’s possible to have a successful pregnancy following a tummy tuck, you will likely need a revision procedure afterward to achieve the same results again. It’s generally best to try to plan your tummy tuck for after you’ve completed your family.
Ready to start planning your tummy tuck procedure? Call our Nashville office at 615-327-7407 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today!