5 Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

5 Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

Perhaps you’ve never lost the baby weight, and now it’s long after the birth. Most of the weight seems to have gone right to your abdomen. On the other hand, perhaps you lost a significant amount of weight and have been left with loose, flabby skin hanging on your abdomen. When that happens, no amount of dieting or exercise removes those unsightly flabs; surgery is the answer. 

Dr. Jeff Angobaldo, board-certified plastic surgeon with Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas, helps many women transform their midsections through tummy tucks. He has many before and after photos that show the dramatic difference a tummy tuck can make in your appearance. 

What is a tummy tuck? 

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is cosmetic surgery that gives you a smooth stomach and abdominal contour, eliminating the bulges that come with post-pregnancy, middle age, menopause, and/or losing excess weight. The tummy tuck has been one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed over the past two decades.   

Reasons to consider a tummy tuck

If you’re at or near your normal weight but have excess folds of skin drooping on your abdomen, are physically healthy, and have realistic expectations of the surgery, you’re a candidate for a tummy tuck. This surgical procedure doesn’t just improve your appearance; it has some medical benefits also. Following are five reasons to consider getting a tummy tuck.  

Removes sagging folds of skin 

A tummy tuck will get rid of unsightly folds of flab that lie on your abdomen. That flab may be left over from a pregnancy or from having been obese or significantly overweight and then losing a lot of weight. Clothes don’t fit correctly with the extra bulges from hip to hip. You can’t wear form-flattering pants or trousers because they’re too tight around the hips and too big in the legs. 

No amount of diet or exercise eliminates large amounts of loose skin on the abdomen. The tummy tuck transforms your body from your waist to the bottom of your buttocks by giving you a smooth abdomen. 

Helps eliminate stretch marks 

Do you have unsightly stretch marks from pregnancy or from losing excess weight? Stretch marks and scars from C-sections can be greatly reduced to the point of being barely noticeable and almost invisible. Once the tummy tuck is healed, you’ll be proud to wear two-piece bathing suits again. 

Can reduce or eliminate back pain  

If you’re a woman, your stomach muscles may have never regained strength after pregnancy. If you were obese and led a sedentary life, your midriff muscles have also likely been very weak. A tummy tuck tightens your stomach muscles, increasing abdominal support and helping to reduce back pain. When your spine receives adequate support, it’s easier to improve your posture. Good posture promotes spine health.  

Eliminates chafing and infections because of excess flaps of skin

The folds of fat lying on your abdomen aren’t only unsightly; they also can lead to medical problems. Your excess skin may chafe the skin underneath it, leading to a skin infection. Removing the flabs of skin eliminates this complication. 

May improve self-image 

When you see your reflection in the mirror from the front and the sides after the tummy tuck reveal, your self-image and self-confidence may receive a boost. When you see the difference in your physical self, it can transform the way you think about yourself in other ways, leading you to engage in new activities or take new opportunities. 

Call or message Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to learn more about the tummy tuck procedure

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