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3 questions to ask yourself before having a tummy tuck

Friday, June 3rd, 2016, 3:01 pm

bikiniWho wouldn’t want a taut, toned abdomen with firm skin? For many women, getting back to this shape after having children is pretty much impossible, no matter how many gym hours they notch up.

The skin, stretched beyond return, hangs in saggy, crêpey fashion; the paunch, a result of abdominal muscles that separated but forgot to knit back together again, suggests you may be pregnant again.

A tummy tuck can give a woman’s self confidence a much needed boost – enough even to brave that bikini on the beach once again. Yet it isn’t a decision to be rushed into so here are three questions to help you decide if it’s the right thing for you.

1. Who are you doing this for?

If you are having a tummy tuck to please yourself and to rid yourself of a source of self-consciousness, that’s great. If you are doing it to be more pleasing in another’s eye, then think some more. It is your body that is to go through the ordeal of surgery; do it only for yourself.

2. Do you understand the risks?

In order to make an informed and confident decision you need to know what can go wrong and what action will be taken if it does. During your Essex tummy tuck consultation, Mr Maisam Fazel will talk you through the potential complications and answer as many questions as you need.

3. Will you follow the aftercare instructions?

Despite its casual-sounding name, a tummy tuck is major abdominal surgery and requires dedicated recovery time.

Mr Fazel sends his Essex patients home after their tummy tuck with comprehensive instructions, which include restrictions on exercise and lifting heavy objects, wearing of a compression garment and the importance of giving yourself time. Follow these to the letter and you will be able to enjoy the results all the sooner.

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