Posted April 03, 2020 in Tummy Tuck
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Right now, we are all weeks into a quarantine where our daily lives and schedules have been completely turned upside down. While some are taking this time to change their diets for the better and exercise more, others are merely counting down the days until life can continue on normally.
Even though there is no guarantee of when this will all be a distant memory, now is still an appropriate time to make plans for the future, and this time in isolation may be the final push that allows you to consider your own aesthetic and health goals.
For some, this means adapting to a healthier lifestyle; for others, this means a cosmetic procedure. Tummy tuck surgery is an ideal way to tighten and tone your midsection while addressing aesthetic and physical concerns. This comprehensive technique eliminates the “belly bulge” by repairing separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti), removing localized pockets of fat, and trimming away loose skin on the lower abdomen.
Why Should I Choose Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Tummy tuck surgery is often chosen for aesthetic reasons following pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural aging process. While this surgery offers several cosmetic benefits, it also allows for the correction of many physical symptoms.
1. Gain a Tighter, More Toned Stomach
For many women, stomach laxity is more than excess skin and fat. During pregnancy (or significant weight fluctuations), the abdominal muscles stretch to allow space for your growing uterus. Occasionally, the expanding of these muscles causes them to separate from the midline, and, unfortunately, they cannot repair themselves.
This separation is known as diastasis recti, and it can be corrected with tummy tuck surgery. A tummy tuck restores a flatter, more toned stomach that looks great and improves your overall health.
2. Improve Posture By Tightening the Abdomen
Having weakened abdominal muscles and a lower belly pooch places a strain on your posture, and poor posture often leads to back pain. By tightening the abdominal muscles with tummy tuck surgery, you will notice a straighter spine, fewer muscle aches, and increased physical and emotional comfort.
3. Correct a Ventral Hernia
A ventral hernia is a sack or pocket that forms due to abdominal tissue breaking through the abdominal wall. Ventral hernias require a surgical solution, and the techniques used to repair a ventral hernia are not unlike those demonstrated in a tummy tuck. Therefore, since tummy tuck surgery strengthens the abdominal wall anyways, why not repair your hernia and improve your silhouette.
4. Improve Post-Childbearing Symptoms
Having children can be a fantastic experience, but it creates extensive physical trauma. Post-childbearing symptoms include weakened abdominal muscles, back pain, and urinary incontinence. Tummy tuck surgery addresses all of these concerns by improving the strength and stability of the pelvic and abdominal region.
5. Can Be Combined With Liposuction for Improved Results
Tummy tuck surgery removes fat on the lower abdomen; however, most patients’ excess fat is not limited to the lower stomach. Liposuction of the hips, waist, thighs, and buttocks can be combined with tummy tuck surgery to improve your results and provide comprehensive body sculpting. When these surgical procedures are performed together, they can reduce the appearance of love handles, excessive belly fat, saddlebags, and back rolls.