Although one of the more persistent myths about abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) is that it’s surgery to help with weight loss, this really isn’t the case. In fact, the reverse is true: a tummy tuck is a common procedure to schedule after losing a lot of weight. Here’s a look at the top three benefits of getting a tummy tuck after weight loss.*
Removing Excess Skin
Men and women who have experienced rapid, significant weight loss are often surprised to find that their skin may not conform to their new body contours. After years of being stretched out, the skin loses elasticity; this is compounded by age as well. As a result, many formerly overweight men and women find themselves struggling with excess skin and tissue even after reaching their target weight. This can lead to problems like skin infections and ulcers, as well as back pain and physical discomfort in clothing. A tummy tuck removes this extra tissue, heading these issues off at the pass.*
In addition to any health concerns related to remaining skin and tissue following weight loss, many patients feel disappointed that their body contours don’t match the image they looked forward to upon reaching their ideal weight. My exclusive C.L.A.S.S. tummy tuck, which incorporates liposuction as well, combines two body contouring procedures for fine-tuned results.*
A recent study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that patients who have undergone bariatric surgery for weight loss are more inclined to maintain their new lower weight if they also have body contouring procedures. A tummy tuck can prove a great incentive for staying healthy over the long-term.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.
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