Top 3 Myths About Tummy Tucks
- Posted on: Sep 6 2013
Although it is the top rated procedure when it comes to patient satisfaction, there are still many people who stay away from the tummy tuck because of certain things that they have heard. The truth is, a lot of what we think we know about the tummy tuck is false. Here are the top three misconceptions about the procedure.
Myth #1: If You Eat Right and Exercise, You Won’t Need a Tummy Tuck
Many people think that tummy tucks are meant to help a person lose weight, but that is not what the procedure is designed to do. The tummy tuck is a body contouring treatment that doesn’t help you lose weight, but rather helps to smooth your body’s silhouette and remove unwanted or excess skin and tissue. After major weight loss or pregnancy, your skin may lack the elasticity to adjust to your new, slimmer shape. No diet or exercise can get rid of the hanging skin or tissue. So despite what many people may think, tummy tucks are actually designed for people who are in good health already or who are close to their ideal weight.
Myth #2: Tummy Tucks are for Women
Nonsense. Abdominoplasty (the medical term name for tummy tuck) is just as much designed for men as it is for women. Last year, more than 4,000 men underwent the procedure. While the tummy tuck is more common for women because of pregnancy, abdominoplasty can also help men who have lost a lot of weight by removing the leftover flab, and allowing them to show off their abs.
Myth #3: You Will Liposuction with Your Tummy Tuck
While it is often used to help sculpt the waistline during a tummy tuck, liposuction is not always necessary. However, if there are areas of fat that you would like to be addressed during your tummy tuck procedure, make sure to talk with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon so that they can help you better achieve your desired results.
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