Top 3 Benefits of a Tummy Tuck | Advanced Plastic Surgery
You’ve tried paleo, South Beach, and vegetarian diets. On top of that, you’ve also tried kickboxing, yoga and running. All these efforts just for the sake of losing abdominal fat and increasing muscle mass. Fortunately, it worked and you lost the weight. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with excess skin, all sagging and wrinkly, around the abdomen. That is nothing to worry about, though, because there is a way to lose flabby tummy, and that would be through a tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck at a Glance?
Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that flattens a protruding abdomen and removes excess skin due to obesity, pregnancy, weight gain and weak abdominal muscles. However, that is not only the benefit. You can get more than just a flatter stomach in this procedure.
What Are the Other Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Patients who have tried abdominoplasty have noticed some changes in their bodies that they never noticed before. Here are the top things that a tummy tuck can help with, aside from cosmetic enhancements:
- Improve Muscle Tone and Body Posture
Multiple pregnancies and/or extreme weight gain cause the stomach to bloat and the skin to expand. After childbirth or extreme weight loss, the tummy will distend and sag due to excess skin, and the muscle will weaken causing your stomach to lose its toned appearance. A tummy tuck can help tighten the muscles that support your spine, giving you better spine support and posture as well as better muscle tone.
- Lose Weight Permanently
Although a tummy tuck is not to be considered a weight-loss treatment, you can use it to your advantage. You see, prior to having your abdominoplasty, you are advised to lose weight through healthy diet and exercise in order to reach at least 30% of your ideal weight. A healthy diet and daily exercise can become ingrained in your daily routine. As long as you continue these habits post-op, the results of your tummy tuck will remain permanent.
A tummy tuck has more than just aesthetic benefits. If you want to learn more about this procedure, please schedule a consult with Dr. Munasifi at the Advanced Plastic Surgery center.