We all want it – the tighter, toned abdomen that exposes the six-pack abs we worked so hard for at the gym. But some people, even with a lot of time spent at the gym, still experience a great deal of fat around their abdomen. And others cave to that plate of French fries, despite their initial intention to satisfy their hunger pains with a salad.
Abdominal fat, or fat that pushes the belly outward, is the most dangerous type of fat on our bodies. Abdominal fat is largely to blame for many health ailments because of its close proximity to other vital health organs, such as the liver and kidneys, and it can be to blame for many serious health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Tummy tucks, which are also known as abdominoplasty, are an option for people who want to slim their waistline and lose that excess fat, whether it be for cosmetic reasons or to help them manage a health condition. In fact, there are more benefits of a tummy tuck than people often realize.
A tummy tuck will aid in tightening your abdominal muscles and firming your belly, providing a flatter appearance and a reduction in the size of your waistline. A tummy tuck also can help eliminate unsightly stretch marks below the navel and can help a woman to more quickly return to her pre-pregnancy size. In certain instances, the procedure can help alleviate fungal infections that occasionally occur from the large amount of sagging skin folds, particularly in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.
Perhaps the greatest benefit to this surgery, however, is that, when performed correctly by Dr. Decorato, a knowledgeable and skilled surgeon, it can not only properly tuck a protruding belly, but it gives the appearance that the belly was never protruding in the first place.
In many patients who experience the signs of aging or who have recently been pregnant; they begin to observe their abdominal muscles separating at their midlines. This separation can reduce the strength in the abdominal muscles and cause the skin to sag, and is a condition known as rectus diastasis. It can be treated in its early stages through exercise, but a tummy tuck may become necessary if the condition advances.
The benefits of a tummy tuck can be maintained for a long period of time with proper care of the body. Weight gain and pregnancy can negate the effects of this cosmetic procedure, and if this happens, you will need to undergo another surgery to achieve the prior results.