If you’ve been considering a tummy tuck but you don’t know what the benefits are, here’s a quick rundown of the major advantages to help you to make up your mind.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common surgical procedure and it’s performed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area to leave tight skin and a firmer stomach.
It’s very effective and most people who undergo an abdominoplasty are those who have lost a lot of weight and women who have had several children, especially twins, and who want to regain their former figures.
The stomach is a hard area to tone up and to lose fat from and it’s even more difficult if the skin has been stretched by pregnancy or weight gain. No matter how hard someone works, the bulge stays the same and so surgery is the only option.
Feelings of embarrassment over a flabby midriff can affect someone’s confidence – they can’t wear a bikini, or shorts, or even go to the pool. A tummy tuck operation from Mr Ross of Manchester can restore confidence as well as offer health benefits.
Tummy tucks remove excess skin
Excess skin is often left behind after the fat has been lost or the baby has been born and it’s impossible to lose this. The skin loses its elasticity and can form an “apron” over the lower stomach, leading to problems with chafing and yeast infections, as well as low self-esteem and lifestyle restrictions.
The post-partum tummy
Women who have had children often find that their stomachs don’t snap back into shape, especially if they gained a lot of weight or had twins. Sometimes the muscles around the abdomen get separated and exercise isn’t enough to knit them back together. This condition, called diastasis recti, leads to a permanent pouch effect, which in turn can lead to posture and back problems. Abdominoplasty can fix these muscles and tidy up the outside too – a perfect solution.
Stretch marks are the bane of most pregnant women and although they fade, the skin never returns to its original smoothness and tightness. This can cause a lot of embarrassment and is often hailed as the “end of the bikini days”. A tummy tuck can remove some or even all of these marks, leading to a smoother, tighter appearance.
The abdominal muscles
These muscles were mentioned before, but they’re so important that they deserve another! The core muscles can be stretched, separated and weakened after pregnancy, and this can make it very hard (and very painful) for women to take up an exercise regime. Over time the weak muscles put a strain on the back, making the situation even worse, so surgery can help women to regain their posture, core strength and fitness, as well as their looks.
To sum up
Whether it’s just removal of loose skin, or of fat and stretch marks, or the re-joining of separated muscles, a tummy tuck offers patients lots of visible and invisible benefits; most patients are delighted with their results and readily recommend the surgery to others.