Tone Your Figure with a Tummy Tuck
No matter how much you watch what you eat, no matter how frequently you visit the gym and no matter how hard you strive to maintain a good and healthy exercise routine, you are unable to beat the battle of the bulge. What can be especially frustrating is the fact that the more you work out, the worse your belly pooch may appear. You may work out very hard and lose weight all over your body except on your stomach. You are dealing with excess skin, loose abdominal muscles and some pockets of excess fat that won’t respond to all of your efforts.
For many men and women, this can be very disheartening, leading them to consider a tummy tuck. If you are considering this procedure, it is good to know that you are not alone. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of women deciding to get a tummy tuck has increased by over 430 percent since 1997. In 2015, more than 180,000 tummy tucks were performed in the United States alone.
The popularity of a tummy tuck stems from its effectiveness. Regardless of whether the issue was caused by pregnancy, leftover remnants from significant weight loss, genetics, excessive skin and fat or relaxed muscles, a tummy tuck can provide noticeable physical benefits. This, in turn, can lead to emotional and mental benefits.
It is important to remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. A tummy tuck is ideal for individuals who are at or near their ideal weight, but want to contour their body. During this procedure, excess skin and fat can be removed and the underlying abdominal muscles can be tightened. Also during the procedure, the remaining skin may be pulled down to create a tight and toned midsection.
The exact details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual is unique. This procedure is often combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction or breast augmentation, depending on the patient’s situation.
You can learn more about the details of a tummy tuck during a consultation at Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic. Dr. Shapiro and his team of professionals would be happy to evaluate your condition and determine if a tummy tuck is likely to give you the results you desire. Our office is conveniently located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!