Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that flattens and tightens the abdominal region. Whether you’ve achieved significant weight loss and have unwanted loose skin or you experienced changes to your shape after pregnancy, a tummy tuck can contour and slim your midsection.
Because abdominoplasty requires some downtime, you might wonder if a tummy tuck is worth it. Anecdotally, the experienced providers at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery can point to our countless happy patients, but there’s also data to back that up. In a self-reported “worth it” rating of aesthetic surgery on social media, tummy tucks topped the list, with 93% of participants satisfied with the results of their procedure.
What Are The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Deciding whether getting an abdominoplasty is worth it depends on what you’ll gain from the procedure. Tummy tucks have several cosmetic benefits, including:
- Correcting post-pregnancy skin laxity.
- Tightening the abdomen after weight loss.
- Enabling you to wear more clothing without worrying about hiding your midsection.
- Removing stretch marks in the treatment area.
Tummy tucks also have some important medical benefits. A 2018 study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that abdominoplasty can decrease back pain and urinary incontinence in addition to restoring your pre-pregnancy shape. During your procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeons can also correct ventral hernias.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The best candidates for tummy tucks are those in good physical health who can take time off to recover. This procedure is popular with new moms who want to feel at home in their bodies again. If you’re planning on having more children, it’s best to wait to get a tummy tuck until after your family is complete.
An abdominoplasty promotes a trimmer look, but it isn’t a weight loss surgery. For many of our patients, a tummy tuck is the final step in their health and fitness journey. Our surgeons can reveal the results of your hard work by removing excess skin and contouring the abdomen.
Schedule Your Lone Tree Tummy Tuck Consultation
If a tummy tuck sounds worth it to you, contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, Colorado at 303-706-1100. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons offer complimentary cosmetic consultations to ensure abdominoplasty is right for you.