It comes as no surprise that as we age our body’s metabolism begins to slow and we begin to add more weight that seems to settle in all the wrong places.
While dieting and exercise can help us shed unwanted pounds, some areas of accumulated fat deposits are just plain stubborn and cannot be exercised away no matter how hard we try. The abdomen is one of those difficult areas. Gravity and poor lifestyle choices simply compound the problem and before too long we cannot even recognize the person we have become.
If you are finding it more and more difficult to fit into your clothes, have reached a plateau with dieting and exercise or simply want to restore your body to its once youthful appearance, perhaps it is time to consider plastic surgery.
Like many men and women who may be contemplating body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck, it can be very difficult to take that first step. At The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery we want to help by offering suggestions for an action plan that specifically address the unique results of a tummy tuck and help you with that first step. It all begins with the desire to look your best and a plan for reaching your body contouring goals.
After many years of consulting with patients, we have created the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery action plan to address the abdominal area of the body. This specialized guide will provide you with information and make resources available to you that will help you in learning more about our specialized tummy tuck procedures that can restore your body to its natural body contour.
Setting goals for restoring your body to a youthful and better-proportioned contour.
When setting goals for restoring your body’s natural contours, it is important to consider the tummy area and precisely what you are trying to achieve with your tummy tuck procedure.
Although not a weight loss substitute, it is not uncommon for women to drop many dress sizes following surgery. While you can expect some scarring from your surgery, most incision lines can be hidden along the bikini line to minimize the visible signs of surgery.
When setting goals it is equally important to consider additional procedures such as a breast reduction and liposuction of the hips and thighs to augment your tummy tuck procedure and to maximize your body contouring goals.
Sharing Your Goals And Concerns With Medical Professionals, Family and Friends
Once you have decided to do something about your tummy, we recommend you share with medical professionals, family and friends your desires, concerns and goals so that they can support and encourage you through your surgery.
Now it is time to take the next step: Finding the right plastic surgeon.
Finding The Right Plastic Surgeon To Perform Your Tummy Tuck Procedure
When contemplating a tummy tuck procedure your number one priority is finding the right plastic surgeon. A tummy tuck procedure is a major procedure and requires the comprehensive experience of a highly skilled plastic surgeon.
A good place to start is credentials. Referrals from other medical professionals, and family and friends can also be helpful. Many plastic surgeons have galleries of before and after images available for your review on-line.
We invite you to visit the extensive gallery of before and after images of actual Austin Weston Center For Cosmetic Surgery patients. This will help you to evaluate the surgical results of your surgeon. Many internet sites offer reviews and comments posted by actual patients that may be helpful to you as well.
Reviewing Your Surgeons Credentials
The gold standard for plastic surgeons is board certification. It is highly recommended that you select a plastic surgeon that is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. The most rigorous and most prestigious of boards that can be achieved by a plastic surgeon.
Surgeons accepted by the The American Board of Plastic Surgery must be assessed and certified by the board and meet specific educational, training and professional requirements. Dr. Weston, Dr. Sigal and Dr. Poindexter are all members in good standing of the The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Schedule An Appointment For Your Tummy Tuck
Once you have narrowed your search to two or three top plastic surgeons in your area, you will want to consider scheduling an appointment.
On your initial consultation ask for a tour of the office and bring a prepared list of questions to review with your surgeon.
Look for a surgeon that you feel is a good fit for you. A surgeon that is taking the necessary time to listen to your concerns and is willing to work with you to create a plan tailored to your specific needs.
Your goal is to find a surgeon that will share with you a comprehensive plan for reaching your appearance goals.
Maintaining Your New Body
Maintaining your new body requires a renewed commitment to making healthy lifestyle choices. Good nutrition, regular exercise and a positive attitude will go a long way in helping to keep your body looking its best.
At the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery we are here to help you every step of the way and we pledge that we will do everything we can to assist you in reaching your goals with an unmatched level of service and personal care.
Please call us today at 703-893-6168 to schedule your body contouring consultation with one of our experienced board certified cosmetic surgeons, or use the form below: