They say timing is everything, and that is certainly true of plastic surgery. Too soon and you might not see much of a difference; too late, and it might not be possible to make the same impact.
But is this true for tummy tucks?
In our opinion, yes, but not in the same way that timing matters for, say, a facelift. If you are determining when to get abdominoplasty, you need to think about why you are getting a tummy tuck and the benefits you expect it to bring. Here are three situations where getting abdominoplasty makes sense.
You Are Done Having Children
Are you happy with the size of your family and unhappy with your abdomen? Then now might be the perfect time to get a tummy tuck. While you can get one and have more children, the fact is that pregnancy tends to undo the results of surgery. So, if your family is complete and you want to tighten muscles, eliminate fat and get rid of sagging skin, go for it!
You Have a Hernia to Repair
Did you know that you can combine other procedures with a tummy tuck? One of the most common is hernia repair. This can be done quickly and easily as part of the tummy tuck process, allowing you to address two concerns without an additional procedure.
You Are Struggling with Urinary Incontinence
There are different types of urinary incontinence, but that caused by physical stress on the urethra and bladder can be improved with a tummy tuck. With abdominoplasty, the muscles are tightened, creating a lifting effect and removing pressure on the urinary system.
There are many tummy tuck benefits that extend beyond these three situations. If you think it is time for you to get abdominoplasty, talk to Dr. Campanile. Call us at 303-345-7476 or fill out our contact form.