• 16 June 2021
  • Dr Masood Ansari

A flat and smooth stomach is one of the most desirable physical features, but it can be surprisingly tricky to achieve. Here at My Cosmetic Clinic in Castle Hill, NSW, we can offer you the tummy tuck if you’ve been struggling to reach your target look on your own. If you’re in good health and close to your ideal weight, you could be a great candidate for this kind of treatment. Let’s explore what it’s all about and who can benefit the most.

What Is a Tummy Tuck? 

Abdominoplasty is a type of surgery that aims to remove fat and loose skin from your stomach area. Your abdomen consists of muscles, a fat layer, and skin. All three of these tissues will determine how you look, so we can re-shape the muscles, remove or re-model some of the fat, and cut away excess skin. The latter is done if you’ve lost a lot of weight and now have loose skin that’s hard to get rid of.

Here at the clinic, Dr Ansari often combines the procedure with liposuction, so stubborn pockets of fat can be eliminated at the same time, and you walk out of the clinic with a completely new shape. We can help both men and women, whether you’re looking to get rid of a stubborn ‘spare tire’ or folds of skin due to pregnancy.

Who Should Get Abdominoplasty? 

Not everyone can achieve their aesthetic goals simply by exercising more and eating a healthy. diet. Sometimes, you can do all the right things, but still struggle with certain cosmetic problems. If you’re in good health and have worked hard to approach your target weight, you’re likely to be a great candidate for abdominoplasty. While we treat both genders, many of our patients are women who have given birth.

You Are in Good General Health

Before undergoing any type of surgery, you need to be sure that you’re in good general health. At our clinic, we make use of the most innovative technology, but an invasive procedure still poses a risk to people who have certain medical conditions. For this reason, we will do a thorough health screening before deciding that this is the correct treatment for you.

When you first contact us about getting the procedure, we will invite you to the clinic for your initial consultation. At that time, we discuss all of your previous and current conditions, the medications you take, what treatments you’ve tried in the past, and what you’re hoping to achieve. If you don’t have any health risks such as cardiovascular issues or cancer, we can recommend abdominoplasty to you.

You Are at Your Target Weight

This procedure isn’t a weight loss plan, and it works best if you’ve already achieved your target weight. As mentioned, we will most likely do liposuction at the same time, so we can remove a certain amount of fat from your body. However, if you still have a large amount of weight to lose or you haven’t tried natural weight loss measures, we will recommend you change your diet and exercise patterns first.

Once you’re very close to your target weight, you might find it more difficult to lose the last few pounds. Many of our patients also notice that some fat deposits or loose skin folds are hard to get rid of, even when you’re doing everything right. At this stage, you will be a great candidate for the surgery, and you are likely to benefit greatly from it.

You Have Had an Injury or Trained Improperly 

In many cases, people need abdominoplasty because they have lost a lot of weight and are hoping to re-structure their body into its ideal shape. However, sometimes your abdomen changes because of an injury or because you have been exercising in a suboptimal way.

When your abdominal wall is compromised, you may not be able to get back into shape by simply training the muscles. Instead, you will need to have the tissue reconstructed, so it can revert to its natural, pre-injury state. When we do a full abdominoplasty, we can reconstruct the muscles in the area and relocate the belly button.

You Have Given Birth 

Finally, you will be a great candidate for this type of surgery if you’ve had children and are finding it hard to get your pre-pregnancy body back. Many women find that the two sides of their abdominal wall have separated after being pregnant, and this sometimes requires surgical intervention.

Before deciding on this option, we will ask you about your pregnancy. In most cases, it’s best to wait until after you are done breastfeeding, but after that, you can undergo surgery at any time. It is also advisable to wait until you are sure you don’t want to have any more children.

Regain Your Perfect Abs Now

The tummy tuck is a great procedure for anyone who is in good health and has already achieved a healthy weight but is looking to optimise the abdominal area. To find out more and book your initial consultation, contact us at My Cosmetic Clinic in Castle Hill, NSW. Dr. Ansari and the team will be pleased to show you how we can help you achieve the body of your dreams.

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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