10 Ways Tummy Tuck Surgery can change your life

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Benefits of Tummy Tuck surgery – How it can improve your life

Firstly, what is a Tummy Tuck? A tummy tuck is a procedure that and removes excess skin and fat to reveal a slimmer and more toned midsection.

A full Tummy Tuck surgically tightens the abdominal muscles. There are many Tummy Tuck benefits to offer prospective patients.

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10 Ways Tummy Tuck Surgery can change your life – Tummy Tuck Benefits

1. You’ll look better – especially in lingerie or fitness wear

A major motivation for a tummy tuck is improvements to appearance. Tummy tucks can remove ugly stretch marks, unsightly sagging skin, and stubborn excess fat, which can significantly improve your abdominal contours.

2. Your clothes will fit well and flatter you

A tummy tuck can significantly improve how clothing fits so that it lies in more flattering positions on the body. You’ll be able to look great in the latest fashions (and fitness or yoga gear) and can avoid wearing baggy and daggy clothing.

3. You’ll have Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem

Because of the physical improvements from a tummy tuck, many patients develop an improved sense of confidence and self-esteem. Your new look body can help you be more positive, more energetic and feel more attractive.

4. You’ll have better Core Strength and a Sculpted Stomach

After major weight fluctuations or pregnancy, your stomach muscles can become weak, distended or detached. Flaccid stomach muscles don’t respond to diet or exercise and require additional help.

The tummy tuck surgically tightens your stretched out muscles to improve abdominal tone and core strength. Having tummy tuck surgery can improve body shape in more areas than just the abdomen.

Tightening the abdomen also tightens the mons pubis – no more fat upper pubic area (or FUPA). The surgery can also enhance the appearance of your breasts and buttocks. Additional Liposuction can also help sculpt your body.

5. You’ll have improved Posture

When your abdominal muscles are tightened, your core becomes stronger. Tightened abdominal muscles provide better support for your spine, which allows you to sit and stand up straighter.

The removal of excess skin and fat also prevents the weight of your tummy from pulling you forward, thereby improving your posture.

6. You’ll likely have less Back Pain

As a tummy tuck tightens the core muscles and removes excess abdominal skin and fat, it allows the spine to align straight without pressure pulling it forward. Reduced forward pressure, straighter spine alignment, and increased core muscle strength can lead to a decrease in back pain.

7. You’ll be able to Exercise more easily

Having excess abdominal fat and sagging skin can inhibit range of motion and weigh you down, making exercise difficult. With these removed and your core muscles tightened, many exercises become easier and more enjoyable.

8. You’ll be motivated to Keep Your Weight Stable

Research has revealed that Bariatric patients who have surgery to remove excess skin are more likely to keep the weight off afterwards.

The removal of abdominal fat also increases satiety by reducing the levels of appetite-affecting hormones.

The tummy tuck effectively reduces hunger, helps facilitate exercise, and provides more motivation to stay on course.

Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle after their tummy tuck can expect to enjoy their new shape for a very long time.

9. You’ll have Better Bladder Control

If you experience urinary incontinence (the urgent need to pee) you may have improved bladder control after a tummy tuck. This is due to better core muscle strength. Additionally, a plastic surgeon can create a small obstruction for the bladder using soft tissue in the pelvic area to improve your bladder control.

10. You’ll potentially have Reduced Health Risks

Many longer-term health problems arise from excess fat and skin in the abdominal area. These problems include everything from diabetes and fungal infections to heart disease, liver disease, heart attacks, and more. Excess fat and skin put pressure on the internal organs, inhibiting healthy function and feeding them toxins.

A tummy tuck can greatly improve your overall health and lower the risk of any future medical problems.

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Last updated: 22/08/2021
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Dr Craig Rubinstein - MBBS, FRACS (Plast)
Dr Craig Rubinstein MBBS, FRACS (Plast), a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, is one of Australia's most respected Melbourne Surgeons for Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Breast Reduction surgery and Abdominoplasty procedures. Using advanced surgical techniques to gain better body contouring and natural-looking surgical results, Dr Rubinstein is highly regarded by peers and patients for best-practice Clinic Patient-care and patient education strategies. He published a chapter on corrective surgery for Breast Asymmetry. Qualifications/Training Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) The Australian Medical Association (AMA) American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) Founder: Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery previously Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men Bio Page: https://cocorubyplasticsurgery.com.au/dr-craig-rubinstein-plastic-surgeon/

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Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.