Undergoing a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can reshape a sagging stomach. This is an important consideration after weight loss or pregnancy. Patients come to us asking if a tummy tuck is right for them, and if the benefits of the surgery outweigh the risks.
Below, we want to list five important benefits of undergoing a tummy tuck. If you have any questions about the body contouring surgery, we’ll be more than happy to answer them for you by email, on the phone, or in person.
1. Tightens Up Belly Sagging After Weight Loss
After losing a lot of weight, it’s not uncommon for a person’s stomach to droop and sag. This is just the nature of your skin’s elasticity. It will stretch out to accommodate more body mass, but after losing weight, your skin will not fully shrink back.
A tummy tuck helps remove that loose skin, getting rid of sagging while also addressing the cosmetic flaws caused by stretch marks.
2. Improves Your Overall Body Contour and Appearance
Loose skin can have a dramatic impact on the look of your body. As the skin from the lower abdomen droops, it creates aesthetically displeasing bulges around your body. This bulging might even be visible through your clothes depending on how much loose skin you have.
Tummy tuck surgery removes that loose skin, helping you have a trimmer body contour. This prevents skin from draping over the rest of your body, enhancing the way you look.
3. Your Clothing Will Fit Much Better
We mentioned that the drooping skin may be visible through your clothes. That can limit the kinds of outfits you feel comfortable wearing. This hanging skin might even make certain tops and pants feel tight or look unflattering.
Thanks to a tummy tuck, you won’t need to build your wardrobe around unwanted skin. This allows you to purchase and wear clothes that fit right. An added benefit is that the scars from a tummy tuck are well hidden by many garments and undergarments, including bathing suits.
4. Greater Comfort and Hygiene without Excess Skin
We’ve talked about the aesthetics of major weight loss, but we should also talk about the realities of loose skin. The pull of the loose skin on the rest of your body can cause tugging and pain. Rashes and skin irritation are also common in the folds and undersides of this loose abdominal skin.
This is why the tummy tuck has an impact on your quality of life. It’s also why the tummy tuck is part of total body lift surgery after major weight loss and mommy makeover surgical enhancements after pregnancy.
5. Enhances Self-Confidence and Body Image
Finally, we should discuss confidence. If you don’t like the way your body looks, chances are that you won’t feel great either. You’ve put in the work to lose weight and get healthy, but this loose skin could be the final hurdle to achieving greater self-esteem.
A tummy tuck ensures that all the work you put in is not in vein. We’re here to help you look your best and feel your best.
Learn More About Tummy Tuck
If you live in the Dallas area and would like to learn more about tummy tuck and other body sculpting surgeries, be sure to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. We are here to listen and here to help.