The tummy tuck cosmetic procedure, known by professionals as abdominoplasty, is certainly more well known than it used to be. While many people will understand that the procedure removes body mass from the abdominal area, they’ll probably be less aware that is also used to correct damage in the abdominal wall such as to muscle or connective tissue, which exists in many people. However, the tummy tuck procedure also has additional health benefits.
Here’s 5 good benefits unknown to most people:
1. Tummy tucks help to create a strong, firm stomach when the stomach has gotten so out of shape that it can not be repaired by exercise or diet. The obvious effect of this is that the individual will have a stomach that feels in proportion with the rest of their body. This can give a person a lot more confidence and make their clothes fit better.
2. As people age they will tend to find that their skin in general loses tone and elasticity. This procedure is able to remove some of the skin, which is sometimes present in a pouch. The procedure has also been used to remove extra skin which becomes impregnated with fungus. This is a great benefit to a person’s health. Removing the extra skin also helps get rid of the “paunch” that some people get.
3. Stomach fat puts a lot of pressure on a person’s heart and the fat can make cholesterol levels and blood pressure high. Abdominoplasty surgery will manually remove these fatty tissues, with measurable effect on the cardiovascular system. Together with changes to lifestyle and diet this can have a considerable positive effect on the patient.
4. A tummy tuck may help with diabetes. Insulin has been found to be less effective where there is a large amount of abdominal fat, evidenced by a large waist measurement.
5. Another health benefit of a tummy tuck is that once the procedure is done many people begin living healthier lifestyles by eating correctly and exercising regularly so that they can maintain the flat, firm stomach.
In conclusion a tummy tuck is a great way for a person to improve his or her appearance. And beyond this, it also offers the individual the chance of enjoying better health.