Skin elasticity is different from individual to individual. Some people are fortunate enough to have skin that remains elastic well into middle age and beyond. Others aren’t so lucky. The skin and tissue around our abdomens is prone to stretching, primarily because of lifestyle. If we gain weight, we gain it around our stomach in a big way. Pregnancy naturally causes the abdomen to enlarge. So depending on the elasticity of the skin, once the baby comes, or we drop the extra weight, we may be left with a sagging, drooping tummy. When this occurs, it is very hard to modify via traditional means, such as diet and exercise. No matter how many sit-ups you may do, that sagging skin remains.
If you are one of those people who, regardless of the cause, has an issue with a droopy tummy, or excess skin around your abdominal area, it might benefit you to consider a tummy tuck. This is a cosmetic procedure that removes the extra tissue and skin stretched by weight gain or pregnancy. The result of a tummy tuck is a tighter tummy and a flatter abdomen. The procedure is a very popular plastic surgery. It is performed thousands of times each year. It is safe and has a high patient satisfaction ratio.
This procedure is not exclusively for women. Men often have issues with a saggy, baggy stomach after weight loss. A tummy tuck can help you achieve the physical form that you would like to have. If you have put the effort into reducing your weight, then you shouldn’t be left with an unappealing pooch hanging over your belt. It is hard to lose weight. It takes commitment and a lot of effort. If you have been successful in dropping unwanted pounds and becoming fit, then you should be able to enjoy the aesthetic results, as well. All your hard work should not be in vain. If you are still embarrassed to be seen without a shirt, then you should reward yourself and use a tummy tuck to help get over the last hurdle.
A tummy tuck is performed by a plastic surgeon, and like any surgery, there are inherent risks. The good news is that this particular procedure has been refined over the years, and in the hands of a skilled surgeon quite safe. It is of vital importance that the surgeon you choose is board certified. This means that he or she have shown a great deal of knowledge and skill in their chosen field.
If you would like to explore the benefits of a tummy tuck in Houston, contact Memorial Plastic Surgery. We will gladly schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick Hsu, our lead plastic surgeon. Dr. Hsu is a preeminent board certified surgeon and he is devoted to providing the best results for our patients. Dr. Hsu will discuss the procedure with you and answer all of your questions
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