People may think that tummy tucks are only for women or only for women who have had children and wish to restore their pre-baby bodies, but in reality people - both women and men - choose to undergo the abdominoplasty procedure for a number of reasons. Here are five great ones we at Bancroft Feldman hear all of the time:
A tummy tuck turns back the clock. This isn’t just true for women. Men in middle age have a tendency to thicken around the middle as well. A flat stomach not only looks fitter, it looks younger too. An abdominoplasty tightens the inner girdle, the muscles of the abdominal wall, and your plastic surgeon can shape your abdomen back into its former sexy shape.
A tummy tuck removes scars and stretch marks. Any kind of surgery done on your abdomen, whether to address a hernia, take out an appendix (or a baby!), or treat a medical condition will leave scars. Very few women manage to get through pregnancy without developing some stretch marks. If you’d rather these reminders of your body trauma were not on your skin forever, a tummy tuck is a very good solution.
A tummy tuck accomplishes what diet and exercise can’t on their own. The media is full of articles about the miraculous benefits of self-discipline, diet, and exercise, but, in reality, some of the damage of aging can’t be starved away or run off even with the most punishing routines. That can only be done through surgery, often a combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty.
A tummy tuck gets rid of loose skin after weight loss. Whether you’ve lost weight through diet or bariatric surgery, what people don’t tell you is that serious weight gain permanently stretches your skin. A tummy tuck will make it possible to show off your thinner body without any of the loose skin that comes with significant weight loss.
A tummy tuck results in a more streamlined aesthetic. If your clothes don’t fit the way they used to and you don’t like the way your body “hangs” on your frame, a tummy tuck can address those problems. Many of our patients feel better after surgery, more confident in their bodies. They have a greater willingness to get out there and socialize, whereas before surgery they felt shyer and more self-conscious.
If any of the above sound like a good reason for you to make a change in your body and your life, call us today at Bancroft Feldman for your free consultation. We’d love to talk about how to make your dreams for your body a reality.