Abdominoplasty, widely known as tummy tuck, has become the most popular cosmetic surgery for giving the body the perfect shape. The tummy tuck is used mostly by men and women who like to tighten their abdomen after a significant weight loss. Many people who consider undergoing a tummy tuck procedure have in mind only its commonly known benefits, such as improved physical appearance, increased self-confidence, feeling fabulous in your own body and skinny jeans. And these benefits are not a small thing at all.
But recently we have been introduced with new, more significant benefits that tummy tuck provides. A new research has shown that patients experience health benefits as well. The October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by Swiss researchers brought us a study that says patients who underwent a tummy tuck procedure to remove excess skin and belly fat are more motivated to keep weight in check, either by an exercise routine or a diet. In average tummy tuck patients gain just 1 pound a year compared to the 4 pounds gained annually by patients who never had contouring procedures.
According to the researchers, tummy tucks can be an essential part of weight-loss surgery and should be considered as reconstructive surgery. This is due to excess skin and fat that most people are left with when they lose significant amount of weight. For those patients, plastic surgery is the only option to tighten the skin and restore weakened muscles for the desirable body they’ve worked hard for.
Tummy Tuck does more than a perfect shape
It is crucial for patients who are in a dilemma about undergoing a cosmetic procedure to think about beyond the visible physical benefits. They should never forget about the long term emotional and health benefits all procedures provide. A board-certified plastic surgeon with an immense experience in plastic surgery, such as Dr. Kevin Tehrani, board-certified plastic surgeon at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics, can thoroughly explain everything that a patient can expect and enjoy after a tummy tuck or any other cosmetic surgery.
“All body contouring procedures aim to bring the abdominal tissues to their original youthful phase and place. The procedures are meant to affect the whole abdominal aesthetic unit.”, says Dr. Kevin Tehrani.
Dr. Tehrani has specialized in Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty technique (LTA) which is used to repair and contour most parts of the abdomen. Unlike other tummy tuck procedures, LTE procedure uses bikini line techniques, and repairs all anatomical area in their prior occupational space. Although LTA is not always necessary – some patients may need a mini tummy tuck for tightening a much smaller part of the abdomen – it can be used by men and women who want to remove the excess skins and body fat.