Have You Ever Consider a Tummy Tuck?
Have you finally reached your ideal body weight goal but still have saggy excess skin preventing you to show off your great physique? Or have left over skin and stretch marks after giving birth to your beautiful children? Here at ElleHomme Holistic Med Spa, we offer tummy tucks as a solution for that pesky extra skin to all Chicago residents. We like to provide the best options to enhance your beauty with innovative treatments to rediscover your youth, confidence, and self-esteem. Dr. James Joseph, our trusted board-certified plastic surgeon, is a remarkable leader in providing his patients with his best practices of tummy tucks, liposuction, breast augmentation, and other cosmetic procedures.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty, is the one of most popular plastic surgeries that thousands of women and men receive each year to remove their excess skin away from their abdominal area. It helps tighten your abdominal muscles along with giving you a flat and firm tummy that you have always wanted. It can drastically reduce your stretch marks, results vary in each patient.*
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Do you have pesky excess skin after a drastic weight loss, aging, or pregnancy? If you answer is yes then you might be a great candidate for a tummy tuck. To qualify for the surgery, you must be in good health and at your ideal body shape.
If you plan to continue to drastically lose weight, it is recommended for you wait until you hit your weight loss goals. For women, who plan to have children in the future; we suggest you to wait after your last pregnancy to receive the procedure.
For long lasting results, it is recommended that you maintain a healthy lifestyle to optimize your results. Results will vary in each patient.*
What Are My Tummy Tuck Options?
Traditional Tummy Tuck
This surgery is the most common, it is designed to remove your excess skin after your body has gone through weight loss, pregnancy, or the effects of aging. Patients usually combine it with liposuction to remove unwanted fat and excess skin.
Mini Tummy Tuck
This procedure is recommended for individuals that are within 10 percent of their ideal body shape. The recovery time is the quickest because this treatment is used for smaller quantities of loose skin.
Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
This surgery is perfect for individuals who suffer from abdominal separation, a disorder that creates the separation of your abdominal muscles. This causing weakening in your abdominal muscles. It is great for to strengthen you core muscles even with no noticeable loose skin and low amounts of fat.
Extended Tummy Tuck
This operation goes beyond the traditional tummy tuck. It targets your “love handles” around your waist; excess fat and loose skin are removed during this surgery.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck
Recommended for patients who have undergone gastric bypass or extreme weight loss to remove excess skin in multiple areas such as, belly, hips, thighs, and buttocks. This type of abdominoplasty may be partially covered by some insurance companies because large quantities excess skin can present health issues. You should contact health care provider to see if you are eligible for coverage for the surgery.
What Can I Expect From My Tummy Tuck?
Before My Tummy Tuck
You must first consult with Dr. Joseph to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. After your approval, you may schedule your ideal procedure to meet your body goals.
You must maintain a healthy and balanced diet and regular exercise, this can help you have a better recovery period. Please do not engage in crash dieting or excessive exercise to reach your target body weight before your surgery, this will affect your long term results.*
During My Tummy Tuck
Upon arrival, Dr. Joseph will review your planned surgery, overall health, and details from your consultation. Depending on the type of surgery you are receiving, the procedure may range from an hour and half to five hours. The surgery will be painless because you will undergo the anesthesia as the doctor removes your excess skin.
After My Tummy Tuck
You may be released a few hours after waking up from your tummy tuck. The doctor will clear you and allow you to go home with a loved one for full rest and care.
Your recovery time may take an average of two weeks to few months depending the type of tummy tuck you received. You must have complete rest during your recovery period and avoid any overt physical activity.
After your follow up check up and full clearance, you may resume your daily activities. Remain a healthy diet during and after your recovery, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your tummy tuck to have long lasting results. *
What are the Benefits of Getting a Tummy Tuck?
- Lose your excess loose skin*
- Reduce appearance of stretch marks*
- Strengthen your abdominal muscles*
- Long-lasting results with a healthy and balanced lifestyle*
- Regain your confidence*
- Boost your self-esteem*
- Wear the anything you want without feeling embarrassed about your skin*
- Results will vary in each patient.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today!
Are you a Chicago resident interested in a tummy tuck, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Joseph today! He will answer any your questions and concerns about tummy tucks or any other procedures. Here at ElleHomme Holistic Med Spa, we are dedicated in providing you with the optimal cosmetic treatments to help you enhance your beauty to its full potential. Call us today, let your inner beauty shine on outwards!