Abdominoplasty is a common procedure that many people associate with a Mommy Makeover. This surgery, performed to slim and contour the midsection, is popular beyond that. This procedure offers advantages for men and women in a variety of life stages. Here, we outline a few.
- Shaping the midsection after pregnancy.
As a part of a Mommy Makeover or not, abdominoplasty can be a beneficial procedure for the woman whose body has changed after pregnancy. We all know that the belly expands to make room for a growing fetus. What we all also think we know is that the midsection will slim down and tighten up within a pretty short time after giving birth. We can thank celebrities and social media for this. In truth, many women feel frustrated for years after having children because their abdominal muscles just won’t seem to tighten or because their skin stretched so much that it now hangs loose and saggy. Abdominoplasty not only trims excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles but it can also reduce or eliminate stretch marks.
- Restoring contours after weight loss.
Losing a great deal of weight can end up in both pride and frustration. A person can feel more confident after losing a lot of weight but may find that redundant skin and loose connective tissue continue to make them look larger than they would otherwise. Like pregnancy, excess weight can stretch the skin and underlying tissue far enough for long enough that it won’t retract naturally. A tummy tuck can resolve the problems associated with significant weight loss.
- Contouring the aging tummy.
With age, we lose tissue resiliency. This is because there is less collagen to firm the skin and less elastin to help it bounce back after stretching. Additionally, age alters our hormones. This can lead to an increase of belly fat and loose abdominal skin. Beneath aging adipose tissue and skin may be muscle tone, but it cannot be seen. A tummy tuck can resolve sagging and protrusion caused by hormones and tissue laxity.