New year’s resolutions. We make them every year, and they usually have something to do with self-improvement. We promise to be more productive or vow to get to the gym more often. You may not have considered adding plastic surgery to your list of resolutions before, but it might be time to think about it.
Here are eleven reasons you might just want to make having a tummy tuck one of your 2018 resolutions. In fact, getting a tummy tuck might be the one thing that helps you check several other things off your list.
If ‘sitting up straight’ is on your list of resolutions, a tummy tuck might be able to help. For a lot of Americans, posture is definitely a problem. It’s no big surprise, considering many of us spend hours hunched over our computers every day. Carrying excess skin around your midsection only exacerbates the problem. Many people have noticed a marked difference in their posture after having a tummy tuck.
Most people are not aware that tummy tuck surgery can help to relieve mild cases of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). If your SUI is from pregnancy, your plastic surgeon can treat the issue at the same time as he or she removes your excess abdominal skin.
Having rolls of fat or folds in your skin can not only make you appear overweight (even if you aren’t), it can make you look much older than you are. Sagging abdominal skin can make you want to hide out in boxy clothing that can also age you. After you’ve had a tummy tuck, you’ll look more youthful with a slimmer midsection, and you’ll have a great reason to wear more flattering clothing.
During a tummy tuck, a plastic surgeon can correct ventral hernias without the need for a separate procedure. Women sometimes develop these hernias during pregnancy, as a result of the extreme pressure placed on the abdomen as the baby grows.
Creams and supplements won’t do it. Neither will diet. Exercise can help a little, but there’s nothing that can truly get rid of excess abdominal skin besides a tummy tuck. If you have reached the point where you’ve tried everything and can’t seem to make any progress with sagging abdominal skin, it may be time to consider the benefits of a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck can definitely take care of hanging skin around your belly, but it won’t eliminate excess fat. If you want to attack both fat and skin from your abdominal area, a combined liposuction and tummy tuck procedure might be just what you need. These two procedures complement each other well, and it’s fairly common to have them done together.
After pregnancy, many women find that they’re unable to get rid of their baby belly even when they have worked hard to lose the weight. Quite often, this is because the abdominal muscles have separated as the abdomen expanded during pregnancy. This is sometimes referred to as diastasis recti. No type or amount of exercise can bring these separated muscles back together without surgical intervention. During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon can re-attach these muscles to give you a flatter stomach, which is one more reason why you should add this to your resolution list in 2017.
The appearance of scar tissue from past incisions can sometimes be improved during tummy tuck surgery. Talk to your plastic surgeon about the possibility of scar revision during your tummy tuck. This can be especially helpful for women who don’t like the appearance of their C-section scars.
People who have body contouring surgery like tummy tucks tend to experience a boost in self-confidence. It can be very liberating to address a body issue, and many people find themselves feeling better about themselves once they do.
Having extra skin around your stomach usually isn’t very comfortable. It can make clothes fit awkwardly and cause discomfort when you try to move certain ways. Eliminating the excess can go a long way toward feeling at home in your own body, and is a good reason to pursue a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck will not protect you from weight gain, but it may inspire you to keep the pounds off by making good lifestyle choices. People who have had a tummy tuck are more likely to work out and eat right in order to maintain their results. The decision to have a tummy tuck serves as a catalyst for many people, the turning point at which they choose to lead a healthier life.
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