An Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, removes unwanted fat from the belly and stretches and tightens the skin. Many cosmetic and health benefits are achieved through this process.
Tightens Abdominal Muscles
A Tummy Tuck tightens the abdominal muscles reshaping the area to a flatter tummy. This can be advantageous for women who have had multiple pregnancies or people who have lost a tremendous amount of weight.
Removes Excess Skin
When skin ages, it loses its elasticity. A tummy tuck can increase elasticity by toning and tightening the skin.ﾠ
Removes Excess Fat
With this procedure, excess fat can be removed from the abdomen of individuals who may have been obese in the past and who wish to be rid of the leftover fat deposits.
Reduces ﾓLove Handlesﾔ
If the area around the waist as well as the stomach area is to be reduced, the Extended Tummy Tuck is considered and may be a favorable option for treatment.
Lifts the Entire Lower Body Area
When a larger area needs to be treated around the tummy, a Circumferential Tummy Tuck is usually performed.ﾠ This is usually the chosen method of treatment after an incredible amount of weight has been lost and a great degree of sagging skins remains.
Reduces Yeasts and Fungal Infections
A Tummy Tuck can reduce yeasts and fungal infections that can accumulate under the flaps and folds of the skin.
Slims the Waistline
The waistline is slimmed from the tightening of the muscles.
Compliments Other Cosmetic Procedures
The Tummy Tuck compliments other cosmetic procedures such as breast implants, or arm and thigh lifts. It completes the whole new makeover look.
Removes Stretch Marks
This procedure can remove stretch marks from the lower abdominal area.
When the skin is pulled and tightened, a narrower waist line and firmer flat belly surfaces. With a flatter stomach and taut skin, the individual can appear more physically fit and youthful.
When the body appears slimmer and tighter, it boosts a person's self-confidence and self-esteem.
Reduces Varicose and Spider Veins
The added pressure from a protruding abdomen can cause the veins in the legs to weaken, and varicose and spider veins may appear.
Reports show that removing excess body fat can increase the levels of good fat (HDL). Having too much fat around the mid body area may increase levels of bad fat (LDL).
Reduces Blood Pressure
An ideal body weight can reduce blood pressure. A Tummy Tuck can help to accomplish an ideal weight along with the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and exercise.
Reduces the Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke
Because the abdomen sits close to other major organs, a large abdomen presses on the adjacent organs. A larger abdomen can contain billions of fat cells with cholesterol-infested lipids (fats).
Increases Life Span
Studies indicate that a smaller abdomen decreases the risks of major life-threatening diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. With less risk of disease and a healthy lifestyle, an individual can increase his life span.
Reduces the Risk for Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia
Reports show that people with larger tummies have three times the risk to develop Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Reduces Back Pain
If the back pain is due because of poor posture or from a heavy apron, then back pain may be reduced once the abdominal muscles are tightened.
If a healthy weight and continued exercise is maintained, the Tummy Tuck can be a permanent fix. It is best to consider a Tummy Tuck only after any or all desired weight loss is achieved and weight is stabilized. Women who are thinking of future pregnancies should also wait.