One of the plastic surgery procedures today that always seems to be in the new is the abdominoplasty. Even with its rising popularity, many people do not fully understand why anyone would undergo this procedure. Therefore, we are going to explain why people often have this procedure.
By far, the largest group of people having this procedure today is women (although men are beginning to have this surgery more). The reason women usually have this surgery is to remove the excess skin they have from a pregnancy.
Unfortunately, whether a woman has one child, or she has four children, her body’s tendency is to for the skin on her midsection to stretch out, with it often not returning to its pre-pregnancy form.
Regardless of the exercise and nutrition plans these women follow, the tummy tuck is often the only way for the woman to regain her desired figure.
Another reason people choose to have this procedure is due to extreme weight loss. Obviously this reason affects both men and women.
Due to the patient losing so much weight, it is impossible for the skin to regain its elasticity to the point that it will return to normal. As such, the only real recourse is for the person to undergo tummy tuck surgery.
The last reason that we are going to discuss today is due to aging. Believe it or not, as we age, our abdominal skin loses some of its elasticity and begins to sag. As a result, more and more tummy tuck consultations are being scheduled because of this reason.
For those of us who are more physically fit oriented, this is a fate that we will try to prevent at all costs. Unfortunately, as we are unable to truly reverse the aging process, a tummy tuck may only be a temporary reprieve for these folks.
In conclusion, it is worthy to note that this cosmetic surgery procedure should not be used as a weight loss technique. While the procedure will provide better contours, the only true way to lose weight is via a proper nutrition and exercise regimen.