What a Tummy Tuck Will & Won’t Do for You

Tummy tucks continue to be among the top cosmetic procedures for men and women around the country, and there are several reasons why. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can offer a number of benefits that are more than just skin-deep. However, there are several misconceptions about just what a tummy tuck can accomplish, so let’s separate the fact from the fiction.

Removes Loose Skin

One of the primary goals of tummy tuck surgery is to remove excess skin from the abdominal region. Pregnancy and weight gain can leave the stomach with stretched loose skin. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Andan can eliminate this skin to reveal a smoother, tauter midsection.

Repairs Separated Abdominal Muscles

Diastasis recti is the term that describes when the parallel band of abdominal muscles become separated, typically during pregnancy and, in rarer cases, as the result of weight gain or even weight lifting. Diastasis recti can result in a protruding stomach, and a tummy tuck can repair these muscles for a flatter, toned look.

Improves Self-Image

Many men and women struggle with excess stomach skin or weakened ab muscles, and their self-confidence may falter as a result of their stomach’s appearance. A tummy tuck can restore and rejuvenate your midsection for a boost in your appearance as well as your confidence. Some people may choose to combine liposuction with their procedure to optimize their tummy tuck results.

Is Not a Substitute for Weight Loss

Contrary to what some people believe, a tummy tuck is not actually a weight loss procedure. People who are overweight are best served by working to lose weight through a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise. Ideal abdominoplasty candidates are close to or at a stable target weight and are able to maintain that weight.

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