Are you embarrassed to wear a bikini because you don’t want people to see the stretch marks on your stomach? These stretch marks can form on any region of the body, but the most notable location is on the abdomen. Women who are pregnant or have carried a child are particularly at risk for abdominal stretch marks. Luckily, there are treatments that can be used to improve the appearance of the stomach.
Best Treatment for Stretch Marks
There is no reason for you to feel self-conscious about your stomach. The best thing that you can do is talk to an experienced plastic surgery expert who can help you understand the options.
Stretch marks can often be treated using laser skin resurfacing or with abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. This procedure removes the excess, loose skin to get rid of the stretch marks and create a slim, toned look at the same time.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?
The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck has stretch marks and/or loose skin around the abdomen area. Candidates should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations for results. to maximize long-term results, the procedure should be done when patients are not planning to become pregnant or lose more weight.
During the surgery, you will be under general anesthesia while the doctor performs the procedure. An incision will be made to remove the skin and fat in the abdominal area; then sutures will be used to tighten the fascia over the abdominal muscles.
After the surgery is complete, you will have an incision that is stitched together above the pubic hairline. Moderate pain will be experienced, but it can be treated with pain medication to ensure comfort. Your doctor will provide specific recovery details to speed up healing, such as caring for the incision and wearing a supportive abdominal garment for about six weeks.
Where to Go for Great Results
The most important thing that you can do is choose a board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in the industry. Starting a conversation with an expert doesn’t mean that you are committed to the procedure. Instead, you can learn more about the treatment to decide if a tummy tuck is right for you.
Even though you can find information online, nothing is better than a face-to-face conversation with a surgeon who understands your concerns. This conversation is designed so that the doctor can learn more about your needs and make personalized recommendations.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
Are you interested in learning more about a tummy tuck or mommy makeover? We invite you to talk to our experienced team here at Houston Plastic Craniofacial and Sinus Surgery. You can choose from four top-notch doctors that perform this treatment: Dr. Boutros, Dr. Reis, and Dr. Rednam.
You will have our undivided attention during your consultation. We are always here to answer questions about abdominoplasty and other treatment options that fit your needs. Our goal is to create a personalized approach to address all your areas of concern.
For more information, call our office to book an appointment: (713) 791-0700. Or, you can click here to request a consultation or schedule an appointment with a specific doctor by visiting their page on our website.