Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical cosmetic procedure used to make the abdomen appear slim and smooth. Many people struggle with a loose, weak midsection despite a healthy diet and exercise regimen. In these cases, a tummy tuck can give patients the results that they want after just one procedure.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Involve?
Aging, heredity factors, and childbirth are some ordinary causes of abdominal fat that don’t respond to regular weight loss efforts. This may be administered as an effective solution for stubborn abdominal fat in these circumstances.
During this procedure, your doctor may stitch you ab muscles back together to improve the look of your midsection. This is often the case if these muscles were separated during childbirth. Once these muscles have been tightened, your doctor will remove excess skin and close the incision, leaving your midsection smooth.
Surgery will take around two to three hours. Most patients are under general anesthesia for the duration of the procedure.
The results of a tummy tuck can be permanent if your weight remains healthy and stable. It’s important to stay conscientious of weight fluctuations after a tummy tuck, as they can reverse the effects of the procedure. Also, if you plan to get pregnant, it’s wise to put off a tummy tuck until after the pregnancy to avoid more changes to the abdomen.
What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
- Enhances the muscle tone of your abdomen.
- Can boost patients’ body image and confidence.
- Will tighten loose muscles in the abdomen for better posture. Poor posture that results from weak abdominal muscles can cause chronic pain, especially in the back.
- Can help patients achieve a slimmer midsection when a diet and exercise routine hasn’t been effective.
If you’re looking for a way to amend a loose, toneless midsection, a tummy tuck could be your answer. Contact us today to learn more about this surgery.