There’s a reason abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, is one of the most popular procedures among my patients from around Naperville, Oak Brook, and Hinsdale, IL. Men and women alike enjoy the comprehensive results created by tummy tuck. During surgery, I remove excess fat and skin while repairing loose or damaged abdominal muscles for a dramatic improvement in the contour of the abdomen.
But while these are the obvious benefits of tummy tuck surgery, there are other, lesser-known advantages that often come as pleasant surprises to my patients:
- Reduction of C-section scars and stretch marks: Many mothers have stretch marks or C-section scars on their abdominal walls they would rather erase, and patients who have lost weight also commonly have stretch marks. In a tummy tuck, I can often remove the affected skin or at least move it lower to a position that is easier to cover with clothing or a swimsuit. During each tummy tuck consultation, I discuss the likely results each patient can expect, including the significance of scar and stretch mark removal.
- Improved posture: Good posture can make a significant improvement in your looks and your overall well-being. One thing that many people overlook is the role that the core muscles play in maintaining proper posture. Once these muscles are stabilized during tummy tuck surgery, many patients find themselves standing taller and looking better.
- Internal motivation: At their follow-up appointments, many patients say the impressive results they’ve achieved from their tummy tucks have motivated them to pursue more healthy habits in order to enjoy their new contour for as long as possible. We all know that motivating yourself to eat well or exercise can be a challenge. Using your plastic surgery results to spur yourself into action is a wonderful long-term benefit.
- Confidence booster: Finally, there’s the issue of confidence. Although many patients correctly predict that they’ll feel better about themselves after surgery, most people underestimate the degree to which this occurs. For people who have experienced a life- and body-changing event such as pregnancy or significant weight loss, the smooth, even results of a tummy tuck can totally restore their original confidence — and then some.
To discover the possibilities, see my online photo gallery of tummy tuck patients. If you are interested in exploring the potential benefits of this transformative procedure, please contact us for an appointment.