What is Your Motivation for Abdominoplasty?

Decisions, decisions! We make them all day, every day. Many of the choices that we make are subconscious. Many require only a moment of thought. Others, like having abdominoplasty, are very personal decisions that we think about for weeks or months. A consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss the tummy tuck procedure covers several things. One of the important topics of discussion is your motivation for having surgery. Believe it or not, your motivations will influence your satisfaction after surgery. Here, we discuss healthy reasons to have abdominoplasty surgery.

Why Have Abdominoplasty?

You’d like to look like yourself again.

Age and various other factors change every person’s body at some point. The midsection is affected by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging. All of these circumstances can lead to laxity of the skin and underlying tissue. In some cases, the abdomen stretches so significantly that muscle separation occurs. This can only be corrected with surgery. Not only can a tummy tuck give a patient their old shape back, but it could also make it better than ever.

You want greater confidence.

Confidence and satisfaction with one’s shape is a primary motivating factor for abdominoplasty. This can be tricky. The patients who are the most satisfied with the outcome of their tummy tuck are patients who have a good sense of confidence beforehand. Confidence is not made by plastic surgery; it is enhanced through it. Your tummy tuck can align how you look in the mirror with the healthy image you have held for months or years.

Your lifestyle supports outstanding results.

Abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure that can achieve lasting improvements. It can restore muscle tone and smooth skin, and may even eliminate stretch marks. What it cannot do is achieve weight loss. It is a complement to a healthy lifestyle, not a substitute for one. If you have integrated healthy eating and exercise habits into your life, your tummy tuck results may last years before the signs of aging begin to appear in the midsection.

There are several reasons to have a tummy tuck. With healthy motivation and realistic expectations, patients achieve satisfying results that they can enjoy for a long time. To learn more, schedule your consultation in our Bloomington office at (309) 664-1007.

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