We make several decisions within the first few hours after waking up each day. The thing is we just don’t think about most of them. Deciding to put cream in our coffee requires very little thought. It’s virtually automatic. Deciding to have plastic surgery, on the other hand, leads us down a road of many choices. It takes months for many people to fully make up their minds to move forward with surgery. An experienced plastic surgeon appreciates this degree of consideration. Patients are encouraged to evaluate the details of their desired surgery and also their own reasoning behind their choice to have surgery in the first place. Here, we discuss some of the beneficial reasons people choose to have tummy tucks.
Why Have a Tummy Tuck?
You Would Like Your Body Back
We often hear from tummy tuck patients that they want their bodies back. Back from what? It could be that pregnancy and motherhood changed their shape and left them with loose, sagging tissue or, worse, separated abdominal muscles. It could be that a person lost a substantial amount of weight. Sometimes, a tummy tuck corrects the signs of aging by tightening up loose skin. Regardless of what caused your body to not feel like yours anymore, a tummy tuck may be your path to getting it back.
You Want to Feel More Confident
You may feel generally confident about your appearance and your personality. At the same time, you may avoid wearing certain types of clothes. Your favorite jeans may be associated with a muffin top. That bikini may be hidden at the bottom of your drawer or may have been thrown out due to lack of use. Why wear a bikini if loose skin lops over the bottoms? How good does that feel? By sculpting the midsection, a skilled plastic surgeon can support a dramatic improvement in self-confidence.
Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It is an excellent complement to diet and exercise. Patients who have reached a stable weight and integrate exercise into their normal routine can enjoy lasting results from this procedure. If you are ready to learn more, call (312) 266-6240 and schedule a consultation.