Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More Men Seeking Tummy Tucks in Tampa

Tummy tucks are not just a cosmetic surgical procedure for women in the Tampa, Florida area. It seems like more men in Florida are consulting with tummy tuck surgeons in Tampa and opting for abdominoplasty surgery to help them look more fit and trim. In fact more than 43000 people underwent cosmetic operations last year.

Reducing the size of a protruding belly is often not remedied by exercise alone, and rapid, extreme weight loss can leave men with excess skin. For men, once they choose a tummy tuck surgeon in Tampa  the surgeon will perform what is also known as male abdominoplasty. This is a very common procedure done by Tampa tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Francis Rieger.

In Florida especially, the weather and lifestyle alone is reason enough for women and men alike to maintain a fit looking body. As we age or as our weight fluctuates, there are areas on our body that just may not respond to diet and exercise. Consulting with a Tampa, Florida plastic surgeon can help men determine whether they are a candidate for tummy tuck surgery. Tummy tucks are best suited for men and women who have weak muscles and an excess of loose skin in their abdomen. For those patients who have only a little extra abdominal skin, a mini tummy tuck is a great option.  During initial consultations at the Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center in Tampa, Dr. Rieger will help you choose the tummy tuck procedure that will meet each man's goals. If you have had gastric bypass surgery you must reach and maintain a stable weight prior to undergoing any type of body contouring surgery and tummy tuck procedures are often performed a year or more after your gastric bypass surgery.

In short, many men and women are opting for cosmetic surgery as a means to get a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight

For more information or to find a tummy tuck surgeon in Tampa, visit http://www.riegercosmeticsurgery.com.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tummy Tucks Tampa Cosmetic Surgeon Provides Risks/Benefits

The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
If you live in the Tampa bay area, the weather is great, there are plenty of gyms and opportunities to get fit. Finding ways that you can firm up your tummy with conventional diet and exercise should be your first option when trying to rid yourself of that building tummy! But often, many people are unable to rid themselves of that extra abdominal weight and "skin-flaps." If you are unable to flatten your tummy through conventional means, Tampa cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Rieger suggests visiting him in his Tampa office to consult with him about a tummy tuck or abdominoplastyTummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat and can improve your looks and confidence. For many, such as those who have lost weight and have that extra skin that can be irritating, finding a cosmetic surgeon in Tampa, Florida who is experienced in tummy tuck surgery is imperative, meaning, eliminating the irritation and extra skin hanging around the mid line can make all the difference in feeling successful with regards to their weight loss and remaining healthy. Excess abdominal skin can cause large folds of skin to become infected with fungus. Hence, finding a tummy tuck surgeon in Tampa who can remove these folds eliminates the health risk faced by many, including patients who have had bariatric surgery.

Tummy Tucks Will Improve Your Appearance...
But What About the Risks of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The aesthetic benefits of tummy tuck surgery are extremely rewarding. Pregnancy, weight loss or other conditions can hinder the shape and contour of your body. If you're considering tummy tuck surgery in Tampa, you must however be informed of the risks of abdominalplasty. You should consult with your surgeon about the full risks and benefits but Dr. Rieger, tummy tuck surgeon in Tampa, Florida lists some of the risks and complications of tummy tuck surgery are listed on his website and are as follows:
Possible risks of abdominoplasty include:
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Blood clots
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Major wound separation
  • Asymmetry
  • Recurrent looseness of skin
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Persistent swelling in the legs
  • Nerve damage
  • Possibility of revisional surgery
  • Suboptimal aesthetic result
Your stomach won't only look smaller after having tummy tuck surgery by a reputable cosmetic surgeon in Tampa, but your muscles will feel tighter and firmer. With age, pregnancy, weight loss or surgery, abdominal muscles become "lax" and they lose strength and begin to sag. This is known as rectus diastasis. Again, exercise is helpful in early stages of this but often times it can only be corrected by tummy tuck surgery. Contact Dr. Rieger at http://www.reigercosmeticsurgery.com in Tampa to discuss your tummy tuck surgical options, the risks and benefits and be on your way to healthier more confident "you!"


Monday, January 9, 2012

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You? Ask a Tampa Cosmetic Surgeon.

Deciding to have any type of cosmetic surgery by choice should not be taken lightly. There are many things to consider and although it is important to have a good body image, it is even more important to set realistic goals when considering the outcome of any type of cosmetic surgery.

Many of my patients opt for tummy tuck surgery and consult with me at my Tampa, Florida office. Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgical procedures along with breast augmentation, breast lifts and breast implants. Here are a few things to consider prior to having a tummy tuck by a Tampa, Florida cosmetic surgeon.
  • Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss.
  • Although the outcome of a tummy tuck is relatively permanent, the positive affects can be greatly decreased by weight fluctuations. If you will be losing a substantial amount of weight or, if you plan on having subsequent pregnancies, then you should postpone your tummy tuck sugery.
  • Stretch marks are a problem for many women and men. Stretch marks on your tummy can be removed, or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be removed but usually only below the belly button. In other words, if you are considering a tummy tuck simply to remove stretch marks, you should reconsider your cosmetic surgery options.

For more information or to view procedural animations of tummy tucks, visit our Tampa website at http://www.riegercosmeticsurgery.com.