Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Do you really "need" a tummy tuck?

If you are thin, do you really "need" a tummy tuck?

lymphatic massage after tummy tuck
Should you get Tummy Tuck Surgery in San Diego, CA?

by Kathleen Lisson, CMT

I was at a Christmas party last year with my husband and the usual topic of conversation came up - "What do you do for a living?" When I told the beautiful slim blonde mother asking the question that I give manual lymphatic drainage massages to women in San Diego after plastic surgery procedures like facelifts, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers, her face flashed a look of knowing.

She knew why a woman would have a tummy tuck after having children. She knew what exercise could reduce and what all the ab workouts in the world could not fix.

With properly tailored clothing, spanx and running outfits that strategically cover the tummy area, many women are hiding the effects of having their children (especially twins and triplets) from the world. The only person who knows is the one looking in the mirror.

I thought of this conversation again today when I saw a tweet by plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Perlman  @DrJonPerlman about this woman's question on Real Self - "Is there a recommended minimum weight requirement for tummy tuck?" Her photo says it all - a woman who is slim, who works out, but still has loose skin and stretch marks in the abdomen area. Her photo and story are here: https://www.realself.com/question/temecula-ca-recommended-minimum-weight-requirement-tummy-tuck#4168730

I was glad to read that several plastic surgeons said she was, in fact, a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
There was no judgement, no "you look great to everyone else, ignore how you feel when you look in the mirror at yourself?" With more and more people, from celebrities to social media 'friends,' opening up about their successful experiences with plastic surgery, it's easier to gather tips, referrals and support from experts and loved ones and make the best decision for your body, mind and spirit.

Why I Love Manual Lymphatic Drainage

My clients are the happiest people in San Diego. They have beautiful families and the infectious newfound confidence that comes with investing in themselves, using plastic surgery to make their bodies match the person inside. I see, over and over again, that my clients are really pleased with their results because they took time researching plastic surgeons and chose the best. They are excited to get back to their lives, but feel heavy and tight. Yes, this is totally normal and will go down with time, but they want to feel better faster with Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage.

Manual lymphatic drainage or lymphatic massage helps after surgery to reduce the feelings of swelling - tightness and heaviness - and bring relaxation and stress relief. Visit SolaceSanDiego.com to book your manual lymphatic drainage massage appointment.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! The differences in between the different types of tummy tucks are how large the lacerations are and just how much work needs to be done.

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