A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that is done to remove loose skin from the lower abdomen area and tighten the stomach muscles. There are a lot of different things that can lead someone to have this procedure done. In many cases, people decide they want to have a tummy tuck because of loose skin they end up having in their lower abdomen region. Here is more information on this:
Loose skin can cause a number of problems
There are a lot of people who have loose skin after they have lost a significant amount of weight because their skin doesn't shrink back to its normal size. This same thing also happens later in life when their skin no longer had as much elasticity.
This loose skin can be a problem for numerous reasons. For one thing, after losing weight a person will want to look their best and having excess skin can prevent this from happening and make them continue to feel self-conscious about the way they look. Also, the loose skin can end up causing them to develop skin irritations in the fold of the skin, and in some cases that irritation can get to be so bad that it can even lead to infections. The loose skin can prevent them from being able to wear certain articles of clothing either because they won't look good in the clothing or because it won't end up fitting them comfortably.
A tummy tuck can help with loose skin and much more
When you have a tummy tuck performed, you will find that you will have a lower abdomen that looks much better. You will also feel better in clothing that bothered you before and you will likely notice that your confidence improves. However, you may also get to enjoy other benefits from the procedure as well. For example, you may notice that your posture improves and this is better for your health. Better posture supports your tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It also helps to prevent neck and backaches and pains.
A tummy tuck can make it easier for a person who has lost weight to keep the weight off. The procedure can also help to reduce the symptoms associated with urinary incontinence. It is also a procedure that can be done to prepare a hernia, so you can get a better-looking stomach while you have your medical issue addressed at the same time.