An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure in which excess fat and skin in the abdominal area is trimmed and abdominal muscles are tightened. The result is a flatter midsection. This procedure is recommended when severe weight loss, pregnancy or age leaves the stomach area saggy or weak.
Below are some of the benefits associated with a tummy tuck.
Corrects Sagging Skin Due to Obesity or Aging
Significant weight loss results in skin wrinkles. After losing fat, the stomach muscles still remain relaxed. A tummy tuck will address both of these concerns. It surgically tightens weak muscles while removing excess skin and fat to flatten the abdomen.
Eliminates Stretch Marks
During pregnancy, many women experience stretch marks in the region between the belly button and pubic hair. These stretch marks get eliminated during a tummy tuck.
Improved Posture & Elimination of Back Pain
Carrying excess skin combined with weakened abdominal muscles can lead to poor posture and result in back pain. Since a tummy tuck will strengthen and tighten the abdominal muscles, the spine becomes supported and the patient can stand a bit straighter. As a result, any back pain that may have been caused by the condition is alleviated.
Increased Tolerance to Exercise
With excessive abdominal skin and fat in addition to weak abdominal muscles, it can be difficult to exercise. A tummy tuck will make it easier for you to run, walk and do aerobic exercise. You’ll be able to live a more active lifestyle. This will help improve your overall health and allow you to retain your weight loss.
Feel Better About Yourself
For many of us, how we feel about ourselves is closely tied to our physical appearance. A tummy tuck can help boost your self-esteem and make you feel more confident.
To find out if a tummy tuck is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Flannagan Plastic Surgery serves residents of Evansville, Jasper and surrounding cities in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Illinois.