A lot of people find that they are able to lose weight with diet and exercise or they lose weight after pregnancy, but are still left with a belly bulge. No matter how diligently they go to the gym and no matter how hard they work, they’re not able to do anything to get that bulge under control. It can be disheartening to look at your midsection and hate what you see. If this is true in your case, you might be interested in learning more about a tummy tuck.
Contrary to what some people may think, a tummy tuck is not a procedure that is solely reserved for the rich and famous. It is a procedure that almost anyone can have done and reap the results from. In fact, according to statistics, a tummy tuck sits among one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures done each year. In 2015, it ranked as the third most common procedure with an estimated 180,000 procedures performed in the United States alone.
Many women have tummy tucks performed following pregnancy. Other individuals may have the procedure performed following drastic weight loss. The goal of a tummy tuck is to get rid of excess skin, tighten up the underlying muscles and give your midsection an overall more attractive appearance.
There are a few things that are good for you to know if you are considering a tummy tuck procedure. First, the procedure is not designed to make you lose weight. It is also not necessarily designed to address stretch marks. Some people do see a removal or diminishing of their stretch marks after the procedure because the remaining abdominal skin is pulled tight. In some cases, the stretch marks are part of the excess skin that is removed. However, this is not the main reason to get a tummy tuck.
Talk to Dr. Rios and his team of professionals at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery to see if a tummy tuck is right for you. This procedure may be just what you have been looking for to achieve a toned and tight stomach. After all of your hard work in the gym, you deserve to have a body that you are truly happy with.