There are many reasons for getting a tummy tuck that are both physical and psychological. Abdominoplasty is commonly performed following extreme weight loss or after pregnancy to allow patients to return to the shape they had before. Tummy tucks are most needed when the skin has been stretched beyond its elasticity limit, this means your skin will never naturally return to how it was. This procedure can help improve body image by creating a tidier, flatter and firmer stomach area. Here we explore the signs that might mean you need a tummy tuck in Louisiana.
Loose Muscles in the Abdomen
When your abdominal muscles stop offering you the support you need, excess fat and skin can start to bulge out and become both unpleasant and uncomfortable. A tummy tuck procedure can address this and tighten the stomach around the muscles once again, allowing them to give you more support and creating a flatter and firmer stomach.
Extreme Skin Elasticity
If your skin has been stretched beyond its limit, then you will often feel like you have too much skin. Overly elastic skin can also lead to folds that don’t go away with diet and exercise. These layers of loose skin occur because the skin has been stretched too far by weight gain or by pregnancy. The skin will not recover from having been stretched too far, so this cannot be reversed. A tummy tuck performed by our plastic surgery in Louisiana will get rid of this excess skin, however, allowing you to return to your normal shape.
The abdominal area is notorious for holding on to stubborn fat. In addition to removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, our plastic surgeon can also remove any fat in the area that has not responded to diet and exercise.
Lack of Body Confidence
The best reason to get a tummy tuck in Louisiana is to feel more confident about yourself. If you have decreased body confidence, then it may be affecting much more than your swimsuit choices at the beach. Boosting your body image can give you your confidence back and help you enjoy your life much more.