A tummy tuck procedure in Hollywood, FL is not just about removing the hanging skin and fat that often follows pregnancy and weight loss. Our surgeon can also incorporate muscle repair to further promote a smoother and flatter abdominal profile. While a tummy tuck is more commonly known as a cosmetic procedure, not many people are aware of its medical and functional benefits, which several studies have clearly demonstrated.
As a body contouring surgery, a tummy tuck creates a more attractive abdominal profile by removing the excess skin and fat and repairing the splayed pair of abdominal muscle that runs below the sternum to the upper aspect of the pubic bone. As a result, you can expect to fit better into your clothes.
Also, a tummy tuck procedure in Hollywood, FL typically incorporates some type of navel repair. After all, pregnancy and large weight fluctuations may deform the belly button.
Studies have found that aside from cosmetic improvements, a tummy tuck may also aid in long-term weight loss, promote good posture, correct hernia and its symptoms, eliminate urinary incontinence, among others. The list below further delves into the medical benefits of a tummy tuck procedure in Hollywood, FL.
Benefits for Massive Weight Loss Patients
A 2013 study published by journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has shown that bariatric patients who had a tummy tuck were more successful in keeping a healthy weight long-term than patients who skipped this procedure. The researchers believe that removing some of the abdominal fat cells, which is one of the key aspects of a tummy tuck, may reduce the levels of appetite-inducing hormones.
In fact, patients who kept a healthier weight long-term cited that following their surgery they experienced increased satiety. Separate studies have also supported the finding, with some experts suggesting that sustained weight loss may also stem from the patients’ stronger motivation to live a healthier life to preserve their improved physique following a tummy tuck.
Improved Core Strength
Since a tummy tuck incorporates muscle repair, you can expect improved core strength after surgery. And this comes with other auspicious effects aside from giving you a flatter, smoother abdominal profile. For example, the core muscles play a critical role in your posture.
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To learn more about the benefits of a tummy tuck procedure, contact us today at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!