Tummy tucks are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, with nearly 100,000 performed in 2020 alone. Capable of contouring the midsection as well as improving the functionality of the abdominal wall after injury or pregnancy, a tummy tuck can drastically improve your life.
While the procedure can benefit almost anyone looking to address excess skin and stubborn midsection fat, read on to learn when you can benefit most from a tummy tuck.
Pregnancy can alter the body. One area of change happens around the midsection. After childbirth, you may find yourself with excess skin and fat that is unresponsive to exercise. A tummy tuck can excise away the skin and remove fat to help create a slimmed appearance.
Childbirth can also damage and loosen the abdominal wall, affecting your movement. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can tighten and repair the muscles, helping you regain lost functionality. With the increased support of revitalized abdominal muscles, you may notice improved back pain, a common occurrence after childbirth.
After Significant Weight Loss
Many begin a weight loss journey to achieve health and aesthetic goals. Moderate weight loss typically does not result in sagging skin; however, significant weight loss (over 50 pounds in a short amount of time) can result in skin laxity.
Dramatic weight loss can weaken structural proteins such as collagen and elastin to the point that the skin is unable to revert and repair itself. In this instance, a tummy tuck may be your best option.
Have Your Tummy Tuck in Pinole, CA
A tummy tuck can be incredibly beneficial, given you have excess skin, unresponsive fat, and/or loosened abdominal muscles. While this post may have helped you better gauge your candidacy, to best understand if a tummy tuck can help you, speak to board-certified surgeon Dr. Armen Serebrakian at Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center.
With locations in Larkspur, CA, and Pinole, CA, Dr. Serebrakian has proudly served the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986 to help individuals reach their cosmetic goals.
To learn more about tummy tucks, call 415-461-5755 for our Larkspur, CA, location or 510-724-8282 for our Pinole, CA, location to schedule your appointment.