You are going to experience a lot of changes throughout your life. These changes can take a toll on your body. For example, severe weight gain or weight loss, pregnancy, and sickness can all adjust the way that you look. Many of these changes are not positive. For example, when someone loses a lot of weight or is dealing with the aftermath of pregnancy, their midsection may look saggy and weak. If you have found yourself in a situation like this, you may be able to benefit from a tummy tuck.
Tummy tuck procedures are increasing in popularity. According to information provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of patients getting tummy tuck procedures is estimated to have increased by more than 100 percent since the year 2000. This is according to information provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Interestingly, while the vast majority of patients undergoing tummy tuck procedures are women, there is a rapidly growing number of men looking into the procedure.
So what exactly is a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to correct the contour and shape of your belly area. This is especially important when elasticity has been lost or extreme changes in your body shape or size have caused your abdominal muscles to weaken.
While the exact procedure varies from patient to patient, the surgery generally involves removing excess skin and fat from the midsection. Once your procedure is finished, you will get to enjoy a firmer, tighter stomach. You will love the way your noticeably tighter abdominal muscles look on your frame.
While the majority of people look into this procedure simply as a way of improving their aesthetic appearance, there are some medical benefits that often accompany the procedure. For example, Swiss researchers found that bariatric patients who couple their bypass surgery with a tummy tuck procedure after they lose weight are more likely to keep the weight off. Individuals who have the tummy tuck procedure feel better about themselves, so they are determined to do whatever it takes to keep the weight off.
This procedure can even improve your posture. If you have both excess skin and weak abdominal muscles, you could develop a condition that leads to back pain. However, since your abdominal muscles are tightened and strengthened during the tummy tuck procedure, you are able to maintain better posture.
The tummy tuck has helped many people remove stubborn belly flab and skin while restoring their abdominal region to a contour that makes them happy. The Plastic Surgery Center is proud to offer this helpful procedure to patients in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas. To learn more, schedule your consultation at one of our offices in Bradenton or Sarasota today.