Preparing for your Tummy Tuck in Honolulu Surgery Randy Wong, MD on 01 Oct 2015
When preparing for your tummy tuck in Honolulu, there are some key things you should be aware of. Plastic surgeons in Honolulu are masters of the trade and are ready and available to help you with all of your pre-surgery questions and concerns. Dr. Randy Wong is a perfect example of a plastic surgeon at Honolulu Plastic Surgery who is willing to go the extra mile to give you the results you have always dreamed of.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgery where excess fat and loose skin is removed to create a tight and well-structured abdomen. A well-toned and flat abdomen is a goal for many of us, but even with a proper diet and exercise, it may be one of the hardest areas to get into shape. Even individuals who are healthy and in their normal body weight for their size have problems with their abdomen protruding or sagging. This can be due to a variety of factors including, pregnancy, heredity, aging, and fluctuations in weight.
It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for an exercise plan. The results of a tummy tuck are considered fairly permanent; however, the positive outcomes can be affected by fluctuations in weight. This is why tummy tuck recipients should consult with their Honolulu plastic surgery center to determine if a tummy tuck is really the right choice. For example, if the woman obtaining the tummy tuck plans on having children again, it may be advisable to wait for the tummy tuck until they are certain they will not be having children. Tummy tucks are not magic erasers; therefore, it is not expected that stretch marks will be removed. However, if the stretch marks are located in areas where skin will be excised then you may lose some of the stretch marks in the process of the tummy tuck procedure.
To prepare for this procedure it is imperative that you have a reputable plastic surgeon with many tummy tuck surgeries under their belt. You should stop smoking and maintain a healthy diet before the surgery for a better healing rate. All prescription medications should be discussed with your surgeon to see if any should be dropped prior the surgery date. At home you will need some loose, comfortable clothes, ice packs, petroleum jelly and a hand held shower head ready. It is also a good idea to have a buddy take you home and stay with you for the first night. Then it is time to rest and heal.
A tummy tuck is not the answer to weight loss; it is the response to the end of your weight loss. Once you have achieved the weight loss that you are looking for, a tummy tuck can go in and strengthen the loose skin and tight the abdominal area. Your tummy tuck in Honolulu will leave you beach-ready and excited to be in a bikini again.