Ever look in the mirror and think to yourself, “if only you could do something with your post-pregnancy flabby and loose abdomen.”
If you have been following a healthy diet and doing abdominal exercises more seriously than ever before, yet still no change, we understand your frustrations. You still have that excess, sagging skin on your tummy area. Well, the good news is, you may still have a chance to get that body back through a tummy tuck.
What is Tummy Tuck?
In many instances, the connective tissue in the abdomen called the fascia weakens and loses its elasticity. Some of these instances include sudden and significant weight loss, post-pregnancy, abdominal surgery, and aging. A tummy tuck can help give contour to the abdominal area.
Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are a major surgical procedure and fifth of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the US, with over 129,000 procedures done in 2017. The procedure involves making an incision that runs from hip to hip to remove excess skin and fats in the abdominal area while simultaneously tightening the area’s muscles. Thus, creating a slimmer contour around the waistline.
Who Will Benefit From Tummy Tuck Procedure?
There are a variety of reasons why a person decides to get tummy tuck surgery. While the procedure can help your return to your pre-pregnancy body and remove excess sagging abdominal skin in older adults, a tummy tuck is also not for everyone.
Your doctor may not recommend you to get a tummy tuck procedure if:
- You are considering pregnancy in the future
- You have a chronic medical condition such as diabetes
- Your body mass is over 30
- You smoke
- You had undergone previous abdominal surgery with substantial scar tissue
What Are The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Procedure?
A tummy tuck procedure is more than just improving one’s physical appearance. Some of the many benefits that one could enjoy are as follows:
- Supports internal organs
The abdomen muscles provide support in the body’s internal organs up to the spine at the back. When the abdomen muscles and skin are more toned and contoured, it will better support the abdominal organs like the stomach, liver, small and large intestines, and others.
- Manage back pain
Many women experience back pain after giving birth. If the abdomen muscles are weak, it may also contribute to the pain at the back of the body. If the excess fats and sagging skin in the abdominal area are removed, it will support the backbone properly.
- Improved posture
Your posture will show how strong or weak your core is. Your muscles in the abdomen and its connective tissues stretch when you gain weight or during pregnancy. While some muscles and tissues return to their original shape, there are also instances when it doesn’t contract enough. Tummy tuck procedures can greatly strengthen your back and help you maintain better posture.