The Top 3 Tummy Tuck Myths

Even as the top rated procedure with over 90% satisfaction, there are still many people who avoid the tummy tuck because of certain misconceptions. The truth is, a lot of what we think we know about the tummy tuck is false. For example, the tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Here are the top three myths about tummy tucks.

“Tummy Tucks are just for people who are too lazy to put in the effort to exercise and eat right.”

Because most people think that the tummy tuck is a weight loss procedure, they also think that the same results can be achieved by just eating right and exercising. This is not at all what the tummy tuck is about. Have you ever known someone who lost a significant amount of weight or just had a baby and was left with hanging skin and tissue? That is what the tummy tuck is designed for. Abdominoplasty (the medical term for this body contouring procedure) is intended to remove the excess skin or tissue that is often left hanging in these post-pregnancy or major weight-loss situations. These problems cannot be solved through diet or exercise because it is not a matter of losing fat/weight, but instead is caused by a loss of elasticity in the skin resulting from previously being stretched out.

“Only women ever have a tummy tuck.”

Can a man lose a significant amount of weight and be left with hanging skin? Of course. So why should he not pursue a tummy tuck to remove this stubborn issue and finally reveal a strong set of abs? In 2012, over four thousand men underwent abdominoplasty.

“If I have a tummy tuck, I’ll need liposuction as well.”

While it is often used to help sculpt the waistline during a tummy tuck, liposuction is not always necessary. The two procedures have proven to be beneficial in shortening recovery time and sometimes avoiding the need for drainage when combined together. If there are areas of fat that you would like to be addressed during your tummy tuck procedure, liposuction can effectively help in the contouring process.

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