As the weather heats up and summer approaches, many of us begin to scramble to make sure we are ready to show off our beach bodies. An exercise and diet regimen can go a long way towards accomplishing our goal of a better body, but for some it simply is not enough to overcome the changes in our body due to aging and genetics. Thankfully for those of us who are genetically challenged, there are plastic surgery procedures to help us achieve the body that exercise and dieting can’t. A tummy tuck is a procedure that offers dramatic results with an abdomen that is tight and flat, a waist that is narrow and curvy and thighs and buttocks that are firmer. It’s the recipe for bikini body success!
Patients undergoing cosmetic liposuction and/or tummy tuck procedures report significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life, according to a study published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In this study conducted by ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Eric Swanson, 98% of patients undergoing liposuction plus tummy tuck said they would undergo the procedure again and 99% said that they would recommend it to others. Liposuction plus a tummy tuck produced the highest patient satisfaction rate, over 99%, with no increase in pain compared to a tummy tuck alone.
Abdominoplasty, also known as Tummy Tuck, removes loose hanging abdominal skin and tightens weakened abdominal wall muscles. When the most strictly adherent diet and exercise routines cannot reverse the overly large and stretched out abdominal area, men and women have Tummy Tucks. Women and men who have a protruding belly, loose, hanging abdominal skin and weak abdominal muscles are candidates for a full tummy tuck. Mini-Abdominoplasty, also known as a mini-tummy tuck, is reserved for those who have only a limited amount of loose skin or stretch marks in the lower abdomen.