Oakland Tummy Tuck after Weight Loss
Here is a scenario many people go through: they work hard to improve their body and lose a lot of weight – a major victory – only to find they’re still left with unsightly sagging, loose skin around their abdomen that they simply can’t get rid of through diet and exercise. Fortunately, those going through this frustrating experience have an option: a tummy tuck surgery done by experienced Oakland plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph N. Togba.
The tummy tuck is a body sculpting procedure that improves the contour of the body by surgically removing excess abdominal skin and tightening the underlying muscles. The result is a more sculpted-looking you – a change that will do wonders for your self-confidence.
A tummy tuck in Oakland
The tummy tuck takes approximately two to four hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
During the surgery, Dr. Joseph N. Togba makes incisions in the pubic area that can easily be concealed under clothing. He then tightens the abdominal muscles by stitching them together to form a flatter abdomen and narrower waist. The loose, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is sewn together.
It’s important to remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure but is rather performed to contour the abdomen.
Other body sculpting procedures after weight loss performed by Dr. Joseph N. Togba
Weight loss patients may also need additional help to remove remaining stubborn deposits of fat through liposuction. Liposuction of the abdomen, waist, and back, combined with a tummy tuck, is an effective technique to produce a dramatic improvement in body contour.
People who have lost a lot of weight may be helped by other procedures to remove excess skin and tighten muscles in other areas. In addition to the tummy tuck, Dr. Joseph N. Togba offers arm lift surgery, thigh lift surgery, and buttock lift surgery.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland tummy tuck surgeon
Dr. Joseph N. Togba wants all of his tummy tuck patients to have realistic expectations about their body sculpting procedures. A tummy tuck after weight loss in Oakland, California, can help many people, but there are certain conditions that must be met:
The tummy tuck has best results once you have reached your desired, stable weight. It is not a weight loss procedure, but rather a body sculpting procedure to flatten and shape the abdomen.
What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck?
Recovery time after a tummy tuck is between two to three weeks. The toned skin and tightened muscles will stick around for much, much longer than that if you maintain a stable body weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise. To ensure a speedy recovery, Dr. Joseph N. Togba recommends all of his patients engage in walking after surgery.