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Tummy Tuck San Francisco – A Makeover Procedure for the Couple

San Francisco Cosmetic Surgeon

Recently, a trend has been observed where both the partners opt to go for plastic surgery at the same time. Gone are the days when plastic surgery for self-enhancement was meant for women only. As more number of men gets conscious about their looks, it is not uncommon for them to try for ways to keep up with their other half. Though, a plastic surgeon San Francisco may perform various procedures such as Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, Browlift, cheek and chin enhancement, eyelift, face and neck lift, liposuction, rhinoplasty and many others, it is the tummy tuck that is most popular among people. In men, a tummy tuck surgery helps them get rid of beer belly giving them a masculine look.

To begin with, an Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin in the abdominal area and tightens the abdominal muscles. Often, people with good health have a protruding abdomen that doesn’t get removed by diet and exercise. Such people may are usually considered to be good candidate for the procedure. However, women having a wish to be pregnant are advised not to go for it. Other cases may include a person being obese or having lost large amount of weight.

During initial consultation, the surgeon may perform a physical examination. They may also assess the patient’s general health, size and shape of abdomen, skin elasticity, medications used, etc. Also, the patient is given an overview of the procedure, how it will be performed, the risks associated, anesthesia and pain relief and post-surgery care. A tummy tuck San Francisco, however, is believed to be an elective procedure and may not be covered by insurance. Moreover, the cost involves the surgeon’s fees, the anesthesiologist’s fees and where the surgery is performed. The patient is often asked to avoid medications such as aspirin as these interfere with blood clot. Also, as tobacco interferes blood circulation and wound healing patients are recommended to stop smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure.

After the surgery, the patient may require staying in the hospital for a night or they may return home after spending some hours recovering from the procedure. While leaving the facility, they are given instructions to follow that may include avoid straightening the abdomen for first several days. As blood clots may get formed in the legs, it is recommended to walk as soon as possible. Mild exercises may be performed to improve muscle tone and decrease swelling. However, these exercises should not cause pain at the surgical site.
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