What a Tummy Tuck Can and Can’t Do

Tummy tuck resultsAre you considering slimming and toning your abdomen with tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)? Mr Miles Banwell of Attune Clinic is a top plastic surgeon in London and is highly sought out for tummy tuck, thanks to his superior expertise. Before deciding to have tummy tuck, Mr Miles encourages you to get all the facts on the procedure. Here, he breaks down what tummy tuck can and can’t do.

Tummy Tuck Can Remove Extra Skin and Fat

Tummy tuck is designed to remove loose, excess skin on the abdomen that cannot be removed through diet and exercise. It can also repair damaged and or separated abdominal muscles by suturing them together, creating a flatter and firmer abdomen. Tummy tuck is also often combined with liposuction to remove pockets of surplus fat that are resistant to weight loss efforts.

Tummy Tuck Can’t Make You Lose Weight

If you are looking to lose a substantial amount of weight, tummy tuck is not the procedure for you. In fact, the best candidates for tummy tuck are individuals who are at or near a healthy weight, as obesity can increase the risk of complications and lead to subpar cosmetic results. Depending on how much weight needs to be shed, either diet/exercise or bariatric surgery will be the best way to lose weight. Think of tummy tuck as a procedure to put the “finishing touches” on your ideal physique following weight loss.

Tummy Tuck Can Alleviate Certain Health Problems

In addition to aesthetic benefits, tummy tuck actually offers a few medical benefits as well. Abdominal muscles separated after pregnancy and childbirth may no longer be able to provide the strength and stability to support the core, leading to back pain. The weakened abdominal muscles may also lead to urinary incontinence. By repairing the muscles, tummy tuck can alleviate these health problems and improve quality of life.

Tummy Tuck Can’t Correct Stretch Marks

Many individuals are plagued with the appearance of stretch marks on their abdomen. While tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, it can remove those that are located on the excised skin, which are usually those below the navel. While some stretch marks will remain after tummy tuck, the overall appearance of stretch marks and the abdomen will greatly improve.

Find out if tummy tuck can help you get the sculpted and toned abdomen you desire. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Mr Miles Banwell.