WHY IS TUMMY TUCK PERFORMED?
There are several reasons why people choose to have this aesthetic surgery. It may be loose skin on the abdomen, weak connective tissue or loss of elasticity in the abdominal skin.
These aesthetic issues usually appear because of:
- Previous abdominal surgeries, like a C-section
- Major weight loss
- Hereditary predisposition
- Gravity pull
A tummy tuck procedure removes excess, saggy skin and fat and firms the abdominal wall. It can also reduce stretch marks and excess skin in the area below the belly button.
If the patient has had a C-section, the plastic surgeon can make the tummy tuck incision along the existing C-section scar.
This cosmetic surgery can be combined with other body-contouring procedures, such as breast surgery or liposuction. For example, if the patient has already had liposuction to eliminate fatty tissue from the abdomen then he/she can have a tummy tuck procedure to remove the excess skin left after the liposuction.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TUMMY TUCK?
The benefits of this procedure are both medical and aesthetic.
Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck:
· Decrease Back Pain
· Improve Posture
· Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence
A tummy tuck can solve the problem of back, shoulder and neck pain that happens because of weak abdominal muscles. These muscles lose their tone after pregnancy or major weight loss. Once the excess skin is removed from the abdomen, the weakened muscles become firmer and better-tone. Improved abdominal muscles can support the patient’s back properly and ease back pain.
Aesthetic Benefits of a Tummy Tuck:
· Improved Appearance
· Enhanced Posture
· Relieved Back Pain
· Hernia Relief
· Easier to Exercise
· Removal of Caesarean Section
Once the abdominal muscles are stronger they improve the patient’s posture. Also, without excess skin on their abdomen, patients can exercise easily and keep their newly shaped bodies.
How a Tummy Tuck Can Benefit Your Overall Health?
A flatter abdomen that goes perfectly with the rest of the patient’s body greatly increases the patient’s confidence and improves his/her self-image. The patient’s new body helps him/her get more active and feel more attractive.
With a newly and properly shaped abdomen, the patient can wear more flattering clothes, socialize more and enjoy an improved quality of life.