Lounge Poolside with Confidence This Summer After Your Tummy Tuck
If you’ve been considering having a tummy tuck, then you probably already know that this procedure produces incredible aesthetic results. You know that it can tighten loose skin, smooth out stretch marks, and remove unsightly subcutaneous abdominal fat… But did you know that these are far from being the only benefits of having a tummy tuck? This surgery can help you lounge poolside with confidence for many summers to come thanks to the various long-term advantages it confers:
- Having a tummy tuck makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight.
Research published in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery revealed that people who had a tummy tuck following bariatric weight loss surgery were much more likely to maintain a healthy weight than patients who had no cosmetic procedures performed. Additionally, even if these patients did gain weight, it tended to be at a much slower rate: About 1 pound per year rather than the 4 pounds per year typical of those who opted not to have a tummy tuck. The takeaway message here appears to be that people who obtain a flat, taught tummy following significant weight loss are more motivated to maintain a healthy weight (and keep that awesome bod!) than people who struggle with aesthetic issues like loose skin and stretch marks.
- You’ll pose better post-surgery.
Tummy tucks do more than just make you look great—they also improve your posture. People who leave loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles “as is” often develop a condition called lordosis, AKA “sway back.” Having a tummy tuck prevents this embarrassing (and often painful) condition because it strengthens and tightens the abdominal muscles.
- You’ll be able to exercise more easily after having a tummy tuck.
Maintaining the perfect beach body takes work; if you want to stretch out confidently on the sand or by the pool, you’ll need to do some cardio at least a few days per week. Fortunately, your tummy tuck will make it a lot easier to exercise by tightening your abdominal muscles so you can engage in intense workouts more comfortably.
Naturally, as you can tell from the above points, having a tummy tuck does more than just change your look—it can change your life. Patients who go through with tummy tuck surgery not only feel better about themselves, they also enjoy the many health benefits that come with maintaining a healthy weight and exercising frequently. Clearly, this is one cosmetic procedure that can legitimately be called an investment in your future! Call Dr. Dreyfuss for a tummy tuck consultation today.