Reasons for a Tummy Tuck

You watch your diet and work out faithfully, but you still can’t seem to get rid of that excess loose skin on your abdomen. It’s true that the abdominal area of your body is particularly difficult to sculpt and mold with diet and exercise alone. That’s why the tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is one of the highest rising cosmetic procedures with one of the largest patient satisfaction rates. A tummy tuck also boasts a comparatively low risk level.

While abdominoplasty may not be right for everyone, it has proven to be a huge benefit for many. A tummy tuck can give you the toned muscles you’ve been working for by reshaping the abdominal walls, resulting in a tighter, smoother tummy. When you have a flatter abdomen, your figure looks more balanced and proportionate, especially when you look at yourself sideways in the mirror.

In addition to the desire for a flat stomach, there are a number of other reasons people choose to have an abdominoplasty. When the skin stretches over a short period of time, stretch marks appear. Women who are post-partum are often frustrated by the stretch marks childbirth leaves on their skin and turn to tummy tuck surgery. Likewise, if you have lost a large amount of weight, you may seek out an abdominoplasty. Many women who have had a C-section also look to a tummy tuck to mask the scar on the lower abdomen that the surgery leaves behind.

Past surgeries can often leave their unwelcome mark on your skin, and a tummy tuck is often an ideal way to get rid of these unsightly scars. For people who have had a hernia operation or their appendix out, for example, an abdominoplasty can remove these scars and leave the skin looking blemish-free.

Perhaps the overarching reason anyone has an abdominoplasty is to boost your self-image. When you look better, you feel better, and people notice. You will probably emulate more self-confidence as a result of your tummy tuck, and that’s a great feeling.

Want more information on Abdominoplasty? Contact Dr. Smith.
If you are interested in learning more about abdominoplasty surgery, contact Dr. Smith. Our office can be found in Okatie, South Carolina. You may also call us at 843.705.8940.


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