The Aftermath of Dramatic Weight Loss
- Posted on: Aug 15 2017
Losing weight and finally achieving your dream body must be a victorious moment, but when the weight loss has been too dramatic, you may experience loose, saggy skin. While some people can get rid of all of the extra skin through toning exercises, many find themselves somewhat disappointed with the results of their efforts. We have a solution!
Here at Smith Plastic Surgery, Dr. Smith performs a tummy tuck to address this bothersome situation. Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens the abdominal muscles and removes loose skin around the area. The result is a flat and toned abdomen.
Many women have benefited from this procedure, including mothers who have given birth. Tummy tucks, which are also commonly associated with “mommy makeovers,” help mothers get back to their pre-baby figures and restore their confidence. This is also the surgery of choice for those who have achieved extreme weight loss in just a brief period of time.
Aside from its cosmetic purpose, a tummy tuck also has other benefits. As this procedure tones the abdomen muscles and removes extra skin and fat, a tummy tuck saves the patient from acquiring lordosis or a sway back, which could be a result of weak abdominal muscles. After your abdominoplasty, you may be able to notice a significant improvement in your posture, as the procedure also tightens the muscles that support the spine. This decreases your chances of back pain as well.
A tummy tuck has also been associated with a reduction of stress urinary incontinence cases in patients. This also helps patients avoid ventral hernias, which are usually a result of abdominal weakness due to extreme weight loss.
If you are bothered by excess skin in your abdominal region, seek professional help from Dr. Smith and call us today at 843-705-8940 to book an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!
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