If you are someone who is looking to achieve that hourglass figure, a tummy tuck may be just the answer you’ve been looking for! We at East Bay Aesthetic Surgery in Danville and Pleasanton, CA are here to help because we know firsthand how incredibly revolutionizing these treatments can be for peoples’ lives.
Enhancing your natural shape and feeling more confident in your own skin is easy to achieve! The treatment will finally give you that hourglass shape you’ve always wanted and refresh your confidence. If you are unsure about going through with this tummy tuck treatment, our experts are here to help you.
Understanding How a Tummy Tuck Works
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
You have undoubtedly heard about the treatment before, and there’s a reason for its popularity: it really works! Nearly all patients who undergo this treatment report noticeable and positive results to the body and, by extension, confidence. For many it’s a dream come true to be able to finally look and feel better in their favorite outfits.
The large majority of folks who undergo a tuck report major boosts in confidence and a more contoured stomach. Tucks can also help with things you may not have anticipated, such as posture! A treatment session typically takes about three hours but each patient will experience it differently. Our experts will help you understand exactly what to expect during your new-patient consultation.
Why Is it Effective?
The aim of the treatment is designed to strengthen the walls of the abdomen and fortify the muscles there while breaking down excess skin and fat in the stomach area. The result of removing the excess and repositioning the skin more tightly leaves the stomach with a much more toned look. This can also help hide scars and stretch marks, leaving behind a flawless stomach.
It’s not just for show either; many patients describe that their bodies respond better and more effectively to exercise after treatment.
Liposuction Compared To Tummy Tucks
Many folks believe the two treatments can be used synonymously, however they bear slight differences primarily in how the practice itself is carried out. Typically liposuction is less invasive and a quicker treatment. It targets the fat alone while tucks are a heal-all on the surface and beneath. Downtime for liposuction is usually less than that for tucks, as well.
The purpose of this treatment is to remove extra fat and skin as well as strengthen the abdominal walls and muscles. The result is a toned and sculpted stomach area. Typically those who have just lost a large amount of weight or have recently given birth are the ideal candidates for tucks due to the skin tightening nature of the treatment.
Stretch marks and scars may also be hidden with this treatment since the skin is being stretched out and repositioned. Tucks are also a great option for more major fat or excess skin issues, where liposuction is for smaller treatments and targeted areas.
This treatment also aims to remove the fat from the abdomen but does not touch on excess skin or the muscles underneath. Those who have a small amount of pesky fat that will not go away with diet or exercise are the ideal candidates for this treatment.
Getting liposuction will also not necessarily get rid of skin imperfections such as scarring or stretch marks either since it only works below the surface, but the treatment time is usually only about an hour, making this option the quicker of the two.
Mini Tucks vs. Full Tucks
As you will see at your first new patient consultation with us, this treatment is unique because it allows you to customize it to your specified needs. Both treatment options will tackle problem areas on the surface such as stretch marks and scarring as well as issues underneath like weakened abdomen muscles, loose skin, and excess fat. The full tuck is more in-depth than the mini and is reserved for more major changes in weight and severe excess skin.
The Mini Tuck
As the name implies, this is a great option for those who have a smaller amount of stubborn fat in their lower belly and wish to target that area specifically. Many people pair this treatment with that of a liposuction as these are more for patients who have not gone through drastic body changes.
Though not as major as the full tuck, you will still reap many of the same benefits such as a more toned, flat stomach, the absence of scarring and marks, better posture, etc. Those who have just given birth or have gone through extreme weight loss will have better luck with the full tummy tuck.
The Full Tuck
While the mini tuck is great for those with smaller amounts of excess skin and fat who want to target the lower stomach, the full tuck is the preferred option for those who have gone through more drastic body changes such as major weight loss or post-pregnancy.
If you are looking for noticeable results and a sculpted stomach, this is the treatment option for you. This treatment ensures all the excess skin and fat are removed, the skin is tightened and toned, and the muscles strengthened in the abdomen.
Benefits of Tucks
Despite the customizable nature of this treatment, there are quite a few common benefits shared by most people who undergo it. Talking with our experts at your consultation with us will help you understand what to expect for your personal experience and the benefits you’ll reap.
No More Ill-Fitting Clothes
Wistfully staring after the stylish outfits on the mannequins in clothing stores will be a dream of the past. With this treatment, many folks find they feel and look better in their current clothes, and go for outfits they previously felt were out of their league. New mothers especially can benefit from this due to the drastic changes their bodies have gone through. Thanks to this treatment you can achieve the body you had before your pregnancy!
Excess Skin Begone
What sets the tummy tuck apart from liposuction treatments is how it eradicates excess skin where liposuction only targets fat and tissue beneath the surface. The extensive nature of the treatment makes it a great option for post-pregnancy and things like bariatric surgery, which often leaves patients with extra skin and scarred-up stomachs.
The tightening and removal of excess skin are also ideal for older patients who may have stretched stomach skin that bunches around their midsection. The treatment will leave them with repositioned skin that’s properly stretched and flawless.
Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks!
Pesky, unwanted stretch marks are a problem too many of us face. Topical creams and prescription drugs do little to nothing for them, so we are told they are permanent. Thanks to the wonder of the tummy tuck, we can finally be rid of them once and for all! Repositioning the skin allows for hiding or folding scars and marks out of view for a flawless-looking stomach area.
Finally Achieve That Desired Hourglass Shape
For many, the desirable hourglass figure feels like nothing but a pipe dream. Thanks to the tuck, it’s more possible than we ever imagined it could be! Since the treatment works on the sides of the stomach as well as the front, love handles will disappear leaving you with that figure you’ve been trying to achieve. If you feel like you’re lacking curves and clothes make you look boxy, this treatment will give you the results you’re looking for.
Accomplish a Flatter Belly
A flatter stomach is the primary reason people look into getting this treatment. We lose hope when exercise and diet don’t eradicate excess fat from our stomachs, and this is where tummy tucks can save the day. Not only does the treatment eliminate that pesky fat, it activates the core muscles below the surface and the body begins to respond better to exercise. There is speculation that the treatment may even help folks lose more weight in the long run!
Back Pain: A Distant Memory
Back pain is a common pain that plagues us all, and patients who have undergone this treatment report far less pain in this area post-appointment. This makes sense when you consider that a larger belly means more weight that the back must carry; this takes a toll on the lower columns of the spine. Posture can fail because of excess belly fat too, and this treatment can also improve posture over time by strengthening the core muscles.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for This Treatment?
Nearly everyone who is not completely satisfied with their figure will benefit from this treatment. The reasons for getting a tummy tuck are endless: whether that be struggling with excess body fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, desiring an hourglass figure that will look better in tighter clothes and improve confidence, dealing with scars or stretch marks, or needing to tighten skin from major body changes such as pregnancy or extreme weight loss.
If you have stubborn excess fat, the tuck will give you desired results. Those who do not smoke tend to be more ideal candidates than those that do simply because non-smokers typically recover and heal more quickly post-treatment. We also highly recommend postponing treatment temporarily if you are planning to become pregnant, as this could cause a potential threat to your baby’s health. You can wait until after the pregnancy to get your post-baby stomach back!
You Can Finally Have the Body You’ve Been Dreaming of!
If you are looking to enhance your body’s natural curves and achieve a contoured, flat stomach that will boost your confidence, we can help you achieve your body goals. Our experts will answer any questions you may have about the treatment and work with you on a personalized plan to suit your needs and help you get those desired results. Dr. Bachelor is our head plastic surgeon and he will personally lead you through each step of the process.
Say goodbye to feeling the need to hide excess body fat, scars, and marks, and say hello to the stunning, new, confident you! We make sure to demonstrate total knowledge of treatment options and what to expect before/after treatment. Our team prioritizes the comfort and safety of each of our patients, so feel free to contact us today at East Bay Aesthetic Surgery in Danville and Pleasanton, CA through our phone or website, or visit us and sign up for your risk-free consultation!