Is Summer the Best Time For a Tummy Tuck?

Have you been considering improving your figure with a tummy tuck but aren’t sure when it would be best to schedule your surgery? It may come as a surprise that many patients choose to have their surgery during the summer. Although it will be a full six to eight weeks of recovery time before you want to think about putting on a swimsuit, summer does provide a more relaxed schedule for your recovery time.

At Widder Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia, Dr. Shlomo Widder is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. His expertise, knowledge, and personal philosophy of safety, above all else, ensure that you can have beautiful tummy tuck results at any time of the year.

What Does a Tummy Tuck Do?

A tummy tuck procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin from around the belly and tighten the abdominal muscles for a tighter, more contoured abdomen. The excess skin and tissue can develop due to several reasons, such as pregnancy, significant weight loss, or simply the course of the natural aging process. Whatever the reason might be, this excess skin tends to linger, get in the way of our activities, and make us feel unattractive.

Dr. Widder will use a careful and strategic approach to remove excess skin and tissue from your abdomen during your tummy tuck. An incision is made at the skin crease along your lower stomach just above the pubic area to remove and stretch the excess skin. Another incision will be made around the belly button, which is relocated to its new position. In addition, Dr. Widder can also restructure and repair abdominal muscles that have become weakened or even damaged during pregnancy or while overweight. The results are a toned, firm, sleek and sexy tummy.

Drainless Tummy Tuck

Dr. Widder does not use drains for tummy tuck surgery, but rather uses quilting sutures to prevent fluid accumulation.

Is Summer A Good Time To Get a Tummy Tuck?

When to get a tummy tuck mostly depends on your schedule. There has been an increase in tummy tucks during the summer because that’s the time of year most people tend to have more spare time. Summer is also vacation season, so your employer may be a bit more understanding about you taking time off to recover. If you’re a teacher or work in education, you probably have a few months off and can stay home to recover without requesting downtime. It’s also a great chance to escape the summer heat because you can stay inside in the cool air conditioning while you heal.

What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

The obvious benefit of tummy tuck is a boost in self-confidence and sense of having your own body back after pregnancy or weight loss. Being comfortable and happy in your own skin can have a life-changing effect on your relationships, work prospects, and quality of life.

In addition to being a confidence booster, a tummy tuck can also:

  • Improve your posture by rebuilding and strengthening the foundation of the muscles in your abdomen, resulting in better posture, reduced back pain, and better sleep.
  • Reduce the effects of weight loss. Excess skin and tissue on the belly can be heavy to carry around. By removing all the excess skin and tissue, you might even notice a further reduction in your weight.
  • It helps promote a healthier lifestyle because once you’ve had your tummy tuck, you’ll want to maintain your results by exercising and eating healthy.
  • Tummy tuck can help you lose weight, due to the muscles tightening that reduces the amount of food that one can eat and the sense of hunger.

Tummy Tuck in Northern Virginia

If you are ready to learn more about how a tummy tuck can help address your midsection, don’t hesitate to call us at (703) 506-0300 or schedule your personalized consultation by filling out our online form. We look forward to meeting you soon!