A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure commonly done to make the stomach area look thinner. However, there can also be medical benefits of getting a tummy tuck. When this procedure is done, excessive skin and fat will be removed from the lower and middle stomach area in order to give the whole area a much firmer look and feel. When the procedure is done, the belly button will remain in place and a new hole will be created for it. Here are some of the cosmetic and the medical reasons why people have tummy tucks done.
Get rid of loose skin left over after significant weight loss
When a person loses a significant amount of weight then they can end up with large amounts of loose skin. The amount of loose skin a person ends up being left with can depend on many factors including genetics, their age, how they carry their weight, how fast they lost weight, and more. When someone carries a lot of loose skin around their midsection, it can affect them in more ways than just how they look.
Excessive loose skin around the abdomen can cause a lot of irritation from things like sweat, heat, and friction. This can lead to a rash or even broken skin. The broken skin can lead to an infection that can be painful and will need to be treated with antibiotics.
A person can have so much loose skin around their midsection that it can also cause them to have a hard time fitting in pants. They may find pants that fit them in other areas, but that they need to tuck the skin in which can cause the pants to then become too tight-fitting.
The loose skin around one's midsection can also make it hard for someone to exercise. They can have a problem getting in certain positions and moving certain ways. A tummy tuck can help get rid of these issues.
Tighten abdominal muscles
Things like weight gain and pregnancy can lead to someone having weakened abdominal muscles. Another benefit that can come from getting a tummy tuck is that these abdominal muscles can be tightened again. When the muscles have been tightened, it will help the person to have a flatter, nicer-looking stomach again. This can help them to not only look better in outfits but also make them feel better about wearing something more revealing, like a swimsuit.
For more information about tummy tucks, talk to your doctor.