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The Medical Benefits Of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tucks (or abdominoplasty) are fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures; the number of Tummy Tucks carried out has risen by 87% in the last 4 years. For some, wanting to look good may play a role in the decision to have surgery – lets face it, sucking your belly in to fit into clothes can be exhausting! But new research shows that as well as improving your appearance, there are several health benefits associated with Tummy Tuck surgery, including motivating patients to keep their weight in check.

Tummies we are not happy with can leave us feeling upset and unhappy with our figure, limiting us to what we can wear, and how comfortable and confident we feel both physically and mentally.

What can change your Tummy overtime?

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Loss of Skin Elasticity
  • Ageing (Saggy Skin)

There are many reasons why we might be in need of a tummy tuck, with one of the most popular reasons being that we’ve embarked upon a successful weight loss programme, but are now left with another problem! For many, losing a large amount of weight from weight loss programmes or pregnancy can leave a significant amount of sagging, loose excess skin that can be difficult to tone up or get rid of.

Tummy Tuck surgery not only removes this stubborn excess skin, but a study by Swiss researchers for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that people who have contouring surgery such as abdominoplasty to remove excess skin are more likely to keep weight off after their procedure; regaining an average of just over 1 lb a year compared with 4 lbs annually for patients who didn’t have contouring procedures.

What are some of the other benefits of having a Tummy Tuck?

  • Improved abdomen tone
  • Better posture
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Elimination of stretch marks
  • Long lasting results
  • Improved posture
  • Ventral Hernia Correction
  • Reduction of Stress Incontinence

Whether you would like a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) for medical or aesthetic reasons, Surgeons at Bella Vou are abdominoplasty specialists and have been providing successful and effective Tummy Tucks for years. If you want a tight and flat belly, then a Tummy Tuck may provide the ideal solution.

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Last Updated: October 5, 2023

Published On: August 21, 2015

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