Many patients who wish to regain their slender figure will attempt to get into shape by going to the gym. However, exercise and a strict diet may not be enough for some people, especially when they have an excess of stubborn fat and loose skin that are hard to get rid of.
Tummy tuck surgery is a great way to reshape and improve the overall appearance of your stomach. If you are feeling self-conscious or unhappy about the way your lower abdomen looks, a tummy tuck may be the right procedure to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, eliminates excess skin and fat while also correcting weak abdominal muscles in the midsection.
Patients should first try to reduce the size of their midsection through natural methods, such as a healthy regimen of diet and exercise. Only after these methods have failed should they seek the assistance of a plastic surgeon.
Ideal candidates may struggle with these issues as well as stretched abdominal muscles resulting from:
During a consultation and examination, your surgeon will explain that you should be physically and psychologically healthy and aware of the risks and side effects associated with abdominoplasty. You should also not be pregnant or planning any further pregnancies and have realistic goals and expectations.
As we age, our body begins to develop unwanted changes that can cause the midsection to look flabby and unflattering. Tummy tuck surgery tightens the abdominal muscles and skin to create slimmer, more toned contours.
If you don’t like what you see in the mirror when it comes to your abdomen, you may find yourself struggling with how you feel about your appearance and even possibly avoiding certain social situations. Tummy tuck surgery can not only make your figure appear slimmer, but it can also boost your self-esteem. Along with this increase in self-esteem comes the confidence to wear things you didn’t previously feel confident wearing.
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Stay tuned for part two of this blog, where we talk about recovering from tummy tuck surgery.