Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the muscles so that is appears flatter and more toned. Abdominoplasty is used for helping women restore their figures after pregnancy and for men and women that have had rapid, extreme weight loss and was left with loose skin.
Between 2000 and 2014 the number of tummy tuck procedures rose an impressive 87 percent, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There are several medical benefits in having a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty besides cosmetic reasons
More Toned Abs and Better Posture
After extreme weight loss or multiple pregnancies, stomach muscles can become distended, and diet and exercise alone cannot help. You can do 1,000 sit ups a day, and it’s not going to create a flat, toned tummy. A tummy tuck surgically tightens weak muscles, while removing excess skin and fat, to flatten the abdomen.
After an abdominoplasty, 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.
Pros and Cons – Risks and Rewards
It’s extremely important to discuss with your surgeon the benefits and the risks associated with a tummy tuck. When all points have been discussed and options weighed, you will have the necessary information as to whether a tummy tuck is right for you. For many, the rewards outweigh the risks and is evident with the rise in this procedure.
Dr. Magassy will be happy to discuss the risks and rewards of a tummy tuck with you. Call today to schedule your personal consultation.