A tummy tuck can give you more than a flatter stomach
You might not have realized it, but the skin in the stomach area can be as sensitive to the signs of aging and weight gain/loss as the face, appearing loose and saggy in ways that no amount of exercise can fix. A tummy tuck can be the solution, and it is for many these days.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the number of people having tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) has grown by 100% plus in the last 15 years, and the procedure continues to grow in popularity for all the obvious reasons: it can help make your tummy look like a tummy again – instead of a misshapen belly.
When life events such as aging, pregnancy and weight loss cause the skin elasticity to be lost and the abdominal muscles to weaken, tummy tuck surgery can repair and reshape the area.
After Tummy Tuck surgery
When completely healed, after about six weeks, the stomach area will be firmer, the muscles tighter and the shape restored to a more youthful contour. But that’s not all. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, you should know about two additional benefits the surgery can provide:
A tummy tuck can help improve back pain
Many patients who seek abdominoplasty have weakened stomach muscles and quite a bit of excess skin. These issues can contribute not only to bad posture but also to back pain. A tummy tuck procedure is designed to remove the extra skin and tighten the stomach muscles, which can help provide the additional strength needed to properly support your spine. Back pain caused by the excess skin and weakened stomach muscles can be reduced and even eliminated.
A tummy tuck can support a consistent exercise routine
People with excess stomach skin and weak abs can find exercising difficult. It’s also frustrating when exercise can’t do much to improve the condition. A tummy tuck can make exercise physically easier, while also providing motivation to take good care of your improved appearance.
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