Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

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Should You Get A Tummy Tuck?


A tummy tuck is a procedure where parts of the stomach are removed to reveal a flatter, more defined tummy. Tummy tucks are often sought by people who have lost a lot of weight (male and female) or women who have gone through pregnancy and wish to get their bodies back.

Is a tummy tuck the right decision for you? Use this guide to help you determine if you need a tummy tuck or if other cosmetic procedures are right for you.

Diet and Exercise Don't Work

The first thing you should do to try to lose weight around your stomach and gain your youthful tummy back is to diet and exercise. Under the guidance of your doctor, try to hit a goal weight healthily, and your body will respond to the way you work out and eat right.

However, if you have a lot of weight to lose, or you are already eating right and working out but your stomach is still unshapely, flabby, or not the way you want it to look, a tummy tuck may be best for you. Sometimes the loose skin that is left after weight loss or having children is so loose that it doesn't go back to the way it was prior to body changes, and the only way to get the results you want is to get a tummy tuck.

You Have Stretch Marks on Your Belly

Even if you have managed to keep your stomach relatively tight over the years, weight gain and loss and having children, among other changes in the body, can cause stretch marks. Stretch marks are permanently torn skin areas that can appear red, white, or silvery in appearance and don't fade on their own.

If you have stretch marks on your stomach that you are self-conscious about, talk to your cosmetic surgeon to see if a tummy tuck will work for you. Part of the process is the removal of damaged or excess skin, which includes the most stretch marked areas of your belly, to reveal smoother, more attractive skin underneath.

Getting a tummy tuck requires serious thought and consideration. The healing process can be extensive, and it can take a while to see the results you want.

Before you get a tummy tuck, consult a specialist who offers tummy tuck services to see if the procedure will work best for you. Sometimes a tummy tuck is done along with other types of cosmetic work, such as liposuction.


1 August 2018