Congratulations! You’ve done the hard parts and changed your lifestyle to get yourself into shape with diet and exercise. This is no easy feat, but the reward is so worth it in the end – to have your health and a body that you’re proud of. However, it can be difficult to celebrate the reward when the price of significant weight loss comes with sagging skin or stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away on their own. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a great way to tame your tummy after weight loss.
What is an Abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, helps to restore a lean, flat stomach after significant weight loss or pregnancy. It is generally chosen by patients that have loose skin around their midsection that will not seem to go away with diet and exercise alone. It requires surgery, and the surgical plan is customized based on the severity of the loose skin, excess fat, and damaged abdominal wall. This versatile procedure can be used to correct all of these problems in one surgery.
Benefits of Abdominoplasty
A tummy tuck has the ability not only to improve your physical health but also your self-confidence. Here are several added benefits of choosing a tummy tuck:
Improve abdominal muscle tone: The stress of excess weight gain or pregnancy can cause the abdominal muscles to separate. By repairing these muscles, the abdomen immediately becomes visibly flatter.
Reduced Risk of Ventral Hernia: A ventral hernia is a painful condition where tissue protrudes through the abdominal wall. By repairing stretched or town abdominal muscles, it can safeguard against hernias, saving you from a lot of pain and discomfort down the road.
Treatment for Back Pain: When the abdominal walls are weak, the spine is required to do more work than necessary. With a tummy tuck, you can work on your core strength, which can help to aid in the relief of back pain.
Permanent Aesthetic Improvement: Loose skin often creates a flabby look around the midsection even if you’re at your goal weight. After tummy tuck, the loose skin is gone, leaving you with a firm, flat stomach that you can be proud of.
Am I Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck surgery is healthy and maintains a regular diet and exercise routine but has loose skin around their abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery is ideal for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and mothers who have loose skin and stretch marks left from their pregnancy.
It is important to keep in mind that although a tummy tuck procedure does help to tone, flatten, and smooth the stomach, it’s not a weight loss procedure. Before your tummy tuck procedure, you’ll want to make sure that you’re within 20 pounds of your goal weight.
Tummy Taming in Dallas, Texas
You’ve done the hard part, now it’s time to let us help you with the things that you cannot control. As one of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute’s most experienced body contouring surgeons, Dr. Bryan Armijo has successfully helped patients with loose abdominal skin and reclaim their lean, youthful shape.
To learn more about abdominoplasty in Dallas Texas, with Dr. Armijo, contact us at 214-540-1434 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation.