Whatever you want to call a Tummy Tuck, it is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens weak muscles, while removing excess skin and fat, to flatten the abdomen. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, between 2000 and 2014 the number of tummy tuck procedures rose 87 percent.
Tummy Tucks are a popular procedure in “Mommy Makeovers” because they help woman restore their figure after pregnancy. During pregnancy, stomach muscles can become separated creating a gap called diastasis recti. You can diet and do a million sit-ups but it won’t help get rid of that “pooch.” Mommy makeovers can also include breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction and vaginal rejuvenation.
Did you know that abdominoplasty not only improves your abdominal tone but can also help give you better posture? After a tummy tuck, patients may notice that their posture has improved significantly, thanks to the tightened muscles supporting their spine. The improved support and better posture can have the added benefit of relieving certain types of back pain.
The biggest reward for abdominoplasty, when fully recovered, you will have a flattened abdomen. After surgery, staying hydrated and maintaining a healthy diet will help with recovery and maintaining a flattened tummy. Just because you had a tummy tuck doesn’t mean you can forego the carrot sticks for chocolate!
Dr. Magassy is a top-rated plastic surgeon within the Washington DC, Northern Virginia area. His private surgical suite is conveniently located in McLean, VA. Contact Plastic Surgery Associates, PC., to schedule your initial consultation.