5 Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

If you’re unhappy with your body, you’re not alone. A few extra pounds around the middle can leave you feeling unattractive, but a slim, trim waistline doesn’t have to be a thing of the past.

A tummy tuck can undo the effects of pregnancy, age-related loose skin, and other unsightly bodily changes. Also called an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is the best next step to take when situps and crunches don’t work. At MedWeight, Laser & Wellness Centers, we want to help you get a look you’re proud to show off. To that end, we offer these five reasons to consider a tummy tuck.

Remove excess skin

After pregnancy or losing a significant amount of weight, you may be left with excess skin. It can be frustrating to lose weight and see that your body isn’t back to normal because of the loose skin left behind. 

While a tummy tuck is not a method of weight loss, it does reshape your body, and we recommend a tummy tuck only if you’re maintaining a healthy weight.

Tighten loose muscles

Your abdominal muscles are sometimes damaged as part of pregnancy. This condition, called diastasis recti, means that your abdominal muscles have separated and do not come back together properly. 

This happens to about two-thirds of all pregnant women and can result in a protruding abdomen or “pooch.” Normal abdominal exercises like crunches and situps can actually worsen the separation. A tummy tuck tightens the muscles so that they remain in place again.

Remove scars

If you’ve had a C-section or hysterectomy, you may have scars on your abdomen. A tummy tuck can help to make these scars less noticeable. In some cases, the procedure can even help stretch marks to become less visible. 

Although a tummy tuck also produces some scarring, it is done low enough that you can still wear a bikini.

Shape your body 

When you combine a tummy tuck with liposuction, you can reshape your body into one that looks more appealing. A tummy tuck creates a more streamlined appearance, helping you to look better in clothes. 

Contrary to what you might have heard, diet and exercise alone are often not enough to create the body that you want. Even dieting and exercising can still leave you with unsightly lumps and bumps. A tummy tuck can help.

Repair hernias

Another common issue with the abdominal area is a hernia. It’s the opposite of diastasis recti caused by pregnancy; instead of muscle separation, a hernia creates a hole. It’s more common in men than women and can be painful.

A tummy tuck can repair hernias, removing the cause of the pain. At the same time, men (and women) who desire a more youthful and trim appearance can heal the hernia while improving their body with a tummy tuck. That’s double the benefits.

It’s perfectly normal to want to have a more attractive body. Many of the effects of aging bring unattractive changes. A tummy tuck can help you turn back the clock to a younger, slimmer version of yourself. To learn more, call us at MedWeight, Laser & Wellness Centers for a consultation.

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