What Can Abdominoplasty Do for the Midsection?

Abdominoplasty is a popular body contouring procedure performed often in the United States. It did not qualify for the Top 5 procedures in 209, the last year that statistics were gathered. That year, it sat at #6, coming in just behind facelift surgery. This procedure is designed to give the midsection a slimmer, more toned appearance. It does so by eliminating the fatty deposits that resist diet and exercise and removing sagging, bulky skin. More than these surface improvements, though, abdominoplasty can also reduce or eliminate stretch marks and restore tone to the abdominal muscles. While this technique is often involved in mommy makeover treatment plans, it is also a wonderful stand-alone treatment for men and women wanting to see a more sculpted tummy. 

Will Tummy Tuck Surgery Help Me Lose Weight?

People who want to look slimmer and more sculpted often ask their surgeon if a tummy tuck will help them lose weight. After all, the procedure does remove some excess fat and skin. Even when abdominoplasty is combined with liposuction, we tell patients not to expect much weight loss. The tissue that is removed doesn’t amount to much in terms of pounds. It does, however, amount to quite a lot in terms of circumference and tone! Patients who get a tummy tuck can wear clothes better because their pooch is gone. This can mean no more muffin top or love handles and lots more confidence. 

The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

The primary benefit of the tummy tuck procedure is that the midsection looks flatter, slimmer, and tighter than it did before surgery. Patients with a fold of redundant tissue at the lower abdomen can feel much more confident and physically comfortable with this problem gone. Clothing options improve and, even better, so can self-esteem. You deserve to love what you see when you look in the mirror. Abdominoplasty can help you do that. 

The benefits of tummy tuck surgery are not limited to cosmetic gains. This procedure can also repair diastasis recti, the separation of the abdominal muscles. Correcting this structural injury can decrease the risk of balance irregularities, low back pain, and umbilical hernia.

Tummy tuck surgery is a beneficial procedure that is tailored to each patient. Find out what it can do for you. Call (309) 664-1007 to schedule your consultation at our Bloomington, IL office. 

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