Getting a tummy tuck can be daunting for women who have never undergone cosmetic surgery. But if you want to look and feel more confident showing off your body, this might be one of the procedures for you.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure wherein a surgeon cuts your abdomen to remove as much skin, tissue, and muscle as needed. The result is a firm abdomen without the excess skin (from childbirth or weight loss) or fat that had been difficult for you to remove even with diet and exercise.
It’s not a solution to obesity, so don’t think about getting a tummy tuck for weight loss. As the summer season rolls in, here are three good reasons to get a tummy tuck to make you look and feel more beautiful and confident:
Feel More Confident with a Beach-ready Body
Whether or not you end up going to the beach this year, having a great body can do wonders for your confidence. Plenty of women and men undergo diets and exercise, but they just can’t seem to lose the belly fat that’s making them insecure about showing off their abdomen. This is where tummy tucks come in by helping you remove that last bit of fat.
And when you feel more confident about your body, you’d be surprised how much it can help you mentally. Studies have shown that more confident people have lower anxieties and have better responses to stress. Stress, in turn, can have plenty of physical and mental effects on your body.
Decrease Back Pain
If you have just given birth or are a woman who experienced significant weight loss, you might be noticing some amount of back pain. This is where tummy tucks can provide both an aesthetic and a health benefit, as it can help treat your back pain.
After giving birth or losing weight, your stomach muscles might be weak and can start to cause back pain. By flattening your abdomen and removing the excess fat, your belly tightens, thus also tightening your weakened muscles, which can give you the spinal support to reduce and eventually treat your back pain. And when this makes your stomach muscles stronger and reduces your pain, it can help improve your posture by supporting your spine.
Removing Loose Skin and Stretch Marks
One reason many men and women are hesitant to wear clothes that show off their abdomen is the loose skin and stretch marks. Even after women have given birth or both men and women have lost a significant amount of weight, these unsightly features on your skin can make you feel conscious about your body even if you’ve worked hard to get it back into shape.
The loose skin on your belly may be because your skin did not have time to retract when you lost a lot of weight. Tummy tucks remove the excess skin on your abdomen and help your skin contour the natural shape of your body. Stretch marks, on the other hand, can be removed during this procedure more effectively than cosmetic creams.
Getting a tummy tuck for the summer can remove the unsightly skin and flab from your abdomen, improve your posture and muscle strength, and make you feel more confident in your own skin. So if you want to look your best this summer, a tummy tuck is a procedure you might want to consider before showing off your hard-earned summer body.