Over the years, advancements in technology and surgical techniques have made reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery safer and more effective, allowing more people to take advantage of the many benefits that that these life changing procedures can provide. However, I have found that many people who might otherwise be interested in plastic surgery are sometimes hesitant to take the plunge, citing the discomfort and inconvenience they expect to experience during recovery. For example, even though abdominoplasty, or as it is more commonly known, the tummy tuck, is rated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as one of the five most popular forms of plastic surgery in the United States today, many potential patients have heard stories about the pain that comes from tightening the abdominal muscles or the drain that must be left in during the recovery period. Fortunately, as I discuss in this video interview with the Plastic Surgery Channel, we have been working on developing a painless, drain-free approach to the abdominoplasty procedure.
The tummy tuck has always been an extremely popular procedure because of its versatility. Not only can it be used to remove excess, sagging skin and alleviate the noticeable “abdominal pooch” that cannot be fixed through diet and exercise, but it can also help correct damage to the abdominal wall that can occur as a result of significant weight fluctuation or pregnancy. This is one of the reasons why a tummy tuck is typically an element of a mommy makeover, a customized combination procedure that specifically addresses the changes that pregnancy might have caused. These new advancements make a tummy tuck more accessible and allow even more patients to enjoy the benefits it can achieve.
Virtually every man and woman has some area of their body that they think might benefit from cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery. Learning more about what these procedures can do, and what patients really experience during downtime, can go a long way towards alleviating any anxiety you may be feeling. If you would like to come in for a full plastic surgery consultation, where we can discuss your specific areas of concern and what procedures would be of greatest benefit to you, please contact me, Dr. James Namnoum, and schedule a consultation. Don’t forget to connect with me on social media to get all the latest plastic surgery news and updates.