It’s that time of year again, the start of a brand new year. This time it’s also the start of a brand new decade and that can be a huge motivator to start getting into shape. There’s nothing we love more than hearing success stories about people loving their body and getting healthy. That being said, we also feel that plastic surgery can have its time and place in your weight loss journey. Many people think that abdominoplasty, more commonly known as tummy tucks, or liposuction can be a shortcut to achieving those weight loss goals, however, this isn’t true.
Though abdominoplasty can certainly deliver beautiful results, they are recommended for patients who have already lost a significant amount of weight and now have excess skin they would like removed. If you are wondering how much weight you need to lose then to qualify for abdominoplasty, we will go over that in your initial consultation if this procedure is the correct one that aligns with your goals.
If you don’t qualify for abdominoplasty, an excellent place to start is with a legitimate diet and exercise plan. Don’t try trendy, fad diets. Be realistic with your habits and goals and don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t stick to it right away. If you are consistent with diet and exercise, you may end up not needing a tummy tuck at all!
If that seems more like your starting point, we’d recommend scheduling a visit with your doctor for a physical exam before beginning your weight loss program. These exams should include tests for obesity and diabetes as those are possible health issues that are associated with being overweight. The results of those tests will give you and your doctor an idea of what may be the best diet and exercise plan for your health needs and goals.
If you still think you’d be a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure and would like to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (508) 567-3202. Our practice serves Fall River, Massachusetts and the rest of the surrounding areas.