Greater Washington Plastic Surgery Associates | Vineet Mehan, MD, | Earl M. Johnson, Jr., MD,

Give Yourself the Gift of a Tummy Tuck This Holiday Season

Tummy Tuck Falls Church VAYou spend so much time searching for the perfect gifts for friends and families this time of year that it’s time you consider what gifts YOU want. For the holidays this year, think about giving yourself a gift that keeps on giving all year long: A tummy tuck. If you’ve lost a lot of weight or you’re done with childbearing, but the stretched skin remains, now is the perfect time to consider this life-changing procedure.

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and repositions stretched and separated muscles in your abdominal wall. This results in a flatter abdomen and slimmer contour.

A tummy tuck is ideal for men and women who are in good health and have excess skin in the abdominal area that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. Often this is due to pregnancies or after losing a significant amount of weight. If you’re planning to have further pregnancies or lose even more weight, you may want to hold off on considering a tummy tuck because it could create even more loose skin and negate any benefit.

There are two types of tummy tucks performed at Dominion Plastic Surgery: A full tummy tuck or “mini” tummy tuck. A consultation with Dr. Mehan or Dr. Johnson will help you determine which procedure is best for you.

A tummy tuck can be done in combination with other procedures. Many women choose a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast lift (with or without augmentation), each of which is part of an all-encompassing procedure known as a “Mommy Makeover.” This is a popular option as there is a single recovery rather than three separate ones.

What’s great about a tummy tuck is that you will see immediate results, and once the swelling subsides, you will start to see even better results. It can take several months before all the swelling resolves and skin tightening occurs to see full results.

To learn more about your options surrounding a tummy tuck and complementing procedures for a new you in the New Year, schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons at Dominion Plastic Surgery by calling (703) 544-8971 today.

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