Posted: February 18, 2021
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is designed to slim, tone, and define the midsection of the body. With this procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeons are able to:
- Eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat deposits
- Remove loose, sagging, and bulky skin
- Treat diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles)
- Reduce or eliminate stretch marks
Tummy tuck surgery addresses stubborn fat deposits, unnecessary skin, and separated abdominal muscles to produce a toned and well-defined belly and waist. Often included in mommy makeover procedures, tummy tuck surgery is ideal as a stand-alone option as well and can help both men and women achieve ideal proportions.
Will Tummy Tuck Surgery Help Me Lose Weight?
Abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure. It is designed to remove excess fat and sagging skin. The removal of these things will reduce your weight to an extent. It is not, however, a good idea to think of tummy tuck surgery as a healthy method of weight loss.
The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are men and women who are close to their goal BMI. Tummy tuck surgery is an incredibly effective way to sculpt an already healthy body. It can absolutely assist in highlighting your weight loss efforts and, following recovery, may even provide a springboard for a more active and healthy lifestyle, further serving to enhance results.
The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery
The most obvious benefit of abdominoplasty is a notable improvement in the size and shape of the torso. This can improve clothing options, enhance self-esteem, and help you feel more comfortable in your body.
Additional benefits may come from the treatment of diastasis recti, the separation of abdominal muscles that can occur during pregnancy or following weight gain. Separated abdominal muscles place you at risk for umbilical hernia, balance irregularities, and low back pain. Reattaching these muscles can help to prevent these issues, allowing abdominoplasty to provide some physical benefit as well.
Of course, body contouring impacts each individual a little bit differently. The best way to learn how tummy tuck surgery may be of benefit to you is through a one-on-one consultation at one of our three convenient locations. Please call 866-936-2309 to schedule your appointment at our Southlake, Plano, or Dallas location today.