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How a Tummy Tuck Can Improve General Wellness

Tummy Tuck Rancho Mirage CAChildbirth and significant weight loss are major life experiences that we can cheer wholeheartedly. At the same time, these events can present challenges to our physical shape. Pregnancy and weight gain stretch the skin, which may result in stretch marks. Also, the muscle that spans the abdomen also stretches to accommodate the extra weight. When an extraordinary amount of expansion has occurred, tissue may not bounce back as well as it could. This is no fault of your own; we are all genetically wired right down to our muscle and skin tissue. While you may not be able to avoid the effects of weight fluctuations, you can do something about it.

Last year, nearly 130,000 people had tummy tuck procedures. The abdominoplasty surgery that tightens slack muscles and skin is revered for its cosmetic benefits. However, we propose that there are numerous ways in which a tummy tuck can boost general wellness.

  1. Improved self-esteem. People who visit our Rancho Mirage plastic surgery practice for tummy tuck surgery do so because they are distracted by the appearance of their midsection. Restoring this part of the body to a taut and stretch-mark free allows a person to feel attractive in their own skin. According to a study in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 85.8 percent of abdominoplasty patients felt “highly satisfied” after their procedure. Furthermore, 69.6 percent felt that their entire quality of life improved.
  2. Feeling more motivated. If you’ve ever dieted, you know the thrill of seeing a drop on the scale or being able to fit into a smaller pants size. Having abdominoplasty is similar. A report in the Wall Street Journal stated that tummy tucks could provide people with a second-wave of motivation that propels them in their health and fitness journey.
  3. Decreased appetite. One study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons discovered an interesting byproduct of tummy tuck surgery: a smaller appetite. This wasn’t related to a stronger desire to lose weight; it seemed to be more related to the physical sensation in the tummy after surgery. Because tissues around the stomach are tightened during abdominoplasty, it may take less to feel full. In the ASPS study, some women continued to lose weight during the first year after their surgery.

Lose, saggy abdominal tissue doesn’t have to detract from your sense of confidence and overall wellness. Call Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery at (760) 610-8990 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation.

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