Losing a lot of weight can feel like such an accomplishment. If you have lost a substantial amount of weight, you know firsthand how difficult the weight loss process can be. It is so challenging to stick to your diet, especially when everything around you is tempting you to take one more bite, supersize your meal or order that extra dessert.
While there are so many health and aesthetic benefits to losing weight, there are also some downsides. After losing weight, you might have excess skin, or your body may not look as tight or as firm as you wanted it to be.
This has led many people to get a tummy tuck. Interestingly, while most people have this procedure performed for cosmetic reasons, new research makes it clear that there are also a lot of health benefits that can come from having a tummy tuck.
One of the biggest health benefits that comes from getting a tummy tuck is that it motivates a patient to keep the weight off. People do not want to undo the work that they’ve paid to have done by overeating or by not engaging in exercise.
The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that when people have a tummy tuck procedure after losing a lot of weight, they will usually only regain one pound of weight a year. This is compared to the four pounds of weight a year gained by other weight loss patients who did not have the same body contouring procedure.
Another reason why this procedure helps people keep the weight off is because it gives a person an additional sense of accomplishment. When a person loses 100 pounds and they reach their goal, they’re so much happier to not to be as overweight as they were before. However, they are left with a bunch of excess skin. Once the excess skin is removed, not only are they leaner, but they also have a firm and toned appearance. They do not want to do anything that would cause them to go back to looking like the way they looked before.
Individuals who have a tummy tuck after weight loss say that they feel like their clothing fits them better. They also feel more comfortable when they exercise without a bunch of excess skin bringing them down.
With locations in Sarasota and Bradenton, The Plastic Surgery Center is here for you. Dr. Scott and his team want to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how a tummy tuck can benefit you.