A tummy tuck is one of the most common body contouring surgeries performed today. This involves removing the apron-like skin that can hang from the abdomen, which is an issue that often arises after pregnancies or massive weight loss. Occasionally, it is combined with liposuction to create an even more defined waistline. While a tummy tuck is generally viewed as a cosmetic surgery, i.e., it improves your body proportions and silhouette by creating a slimmer, more toned midsection, and you may be surprised that it provides other less known benefits such as:
Stronger Motivation to Be Healthy and Stay Physically Fit
Surveys have suggested that the vast majority of plastic surgery patients who were previously smokers quit or at least smoke significantly less following their surgery. The researchers have inferred that the aesthetic improvements could have served as a strong motivation to lead a healthier life.
Sustained Weight Loss
Another study has shown that gastric bypass patients who had body contouring such as a tummy tuck were more successful in maintaining a healthy weight compared to patients who never had the procedure. Several studies have also shown similar results, although researchers have varying views. Others feel that the physical improvement could serve as a strong motivation to stick to healthy diet and regular exercise, while others believe that removing some of the tummy fat (along with the hanging skin) could improve one’s satiety.
Improved Core Strength
A tummy tuck often involves muscle repair in which the splayed pair of muscles that runs below the sternum to the lower abdomen is tightened with internal sutures. Aside from creating a flatter abdominal area, this additional step is also known to improve core strength and ultimately leads to more ease during exercise.
Improving your core strength has another auspicious effect: improved posture. This is because the spinal cord receives less strain and pressure, which in turn allows you to sit and stand straighter.
Getting a Tummy Tuck in West Palm Beach
To learn more about the exciting benefits you can get from a tummy tuck and other body contouring surgeries, talk to the experts at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery in Wellington. Contact us today to book a consultation!