You’ve dieted and exercised and still can’t get rid of that stretch skin and extra pooch in the abdominal area. Even the best fitness program can’t get rid of that problem, which is why it may be time for you to consider tummy tuck surgery. Here are some reasons why it’s a popular procedure with lasting results.
You’re not planning on future pregnancies. Pregnancy and childbirth can do a number on a woman’s body, stretching skin and leaving behind stubborn fat in the abdomen. If you are done with childbearing, a tummy tuck can give you that pre-pregnancy abdomen back. During surgery, Dr. Dawes removes excess fat and trims away the skin, repositioning stretched and separated abdominal muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdomen. It’s important that you don’t plan future pregnancies as doing so can negate the results of your tummy tuck.
You’ve lost a significant amount of weight. Significant weight fluctuations can stretch skin behind the point of bounce back, especially as we age. For men and women who are at or near their ideal weight and have lost weight that leaves behind stubborn fat and an apron of skin that hangs below the lower abdomen, a tummy tuck can help smooth out and firm up the abdominal area.
You’ll see immediate results. A tummy tuck is a popular surgery as it provides immediate initial results. Of course, as swelling subsides during the recovery period, you will notice improved results as time goes on.
You can combine it with other procedures. A tummy tuck is a common component of the popular “Mommy Makeover” surgery, which is a surgery that combines breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, a tummy tuck and liposuction, among other procedures tailored to a woman’s needs. This is a popular surgery as it is one surgery with one recovery period.
The results are long-lasting. If you continue to follow a healthy lifestyle and don’t gain weight, the results will last for many years to come.
To learn more about a tummy tuck and whether you are a candidate for surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dawes by calling 403.571.3141 today.