Sculpted, toned and lean abs are one of the most sought after things in fitness and health, but also one of the most elusive. One of our most popular procedures is the abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, a surgery that can help you achieve a more sculpted abdominal area. Many people want this surgery because they believe it’s what will get them the body they want, and sometimes that can go wrong because they have many misconceptions and misinformation about the procedure and the results they are going to get. It’s important for us to address these myths so that patients get a clear idea of exactly what they want and if the tummy tuck is the right path to achieve it.
You Don’t Need Diet and Exercise
A tummy tuck is not an excuse to neglect all the activity that keeps you in good shape. One of the biggest mistakes many people make is believing that a tummy tuck makes exercise and eating a healthy diet unnecessary. That could not be further from the truth. If you don’t take good care of your body, the amazing results the tummy tuck achieves will be undone, making it a waste of time. Significant weight gain will stretch your skin and then when you lose weight again you will have excess skin. If you really want to get the most out of your tummy tuck, make a commitment to doing the work to maintain the results. Exercise regularly and most importantly eat a diet that supports that lifestyle. Abs are maintained in the kitchen.
A Tummy Tuck Is a Weight Loss Surgery
Contrary to popular belief, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery. It’s actually a tightening, sculpting and refining surgery that removes excess skin and bulges so that you have a more defined waist and abdominal area. This is different from liposuction, which is actually the removal of fat in your body. The two procedures can be done together in order to remove the fat and also remove the skin so that the leaner mid-section is more visible.
That Getting One Is Cheating
Many people hold back from getting any type of surgical procedure because they worry about getting judged for it. They worry that people will think that it’s taking a shortcut or not accepting their body for what it is. This unfair judgment makes people stay in bodies they don’t feel comfortable in, and that damages their self-esteem. We don’t have to look at surgery this way, it’s just another to enhance yourself the way people do in so many other ways, and people should be able to do what will make them feel more at home in their own bodies.
Getting abdominoplasty is one of the ways you can transform your body, by tightening one area. If you’ve lost weight and want to remove the excess skin, this is a great option. If you’re interested in a consultation with Dr. Andrew Broadhurst, reach out to us and we can help you.