When it comes to slimming the waistline and creating a toned, flat midsection, the best treatment option is a tummy tuck. Our plastic surgery practice in Baton Rouge has helped countless patients contour their bodies and achieve a silhouette they’ve always dreamed of. However, while a tummy tuck is a transformative procedure, there are more benefits than just removing fat and skin. Here are a few extra, unexpected tummy tuck perks that can improve your overall quality of life.
Creates a Better Bellybutton
Tummy tuck surgery involves an incision that circles around your bellybutton. This incision frees the bellybutton stalk from the surrounding skin and allows it to be reshaped and adjusted. After the skin along your midsection has been pulled and tightened, your bellybutton can be repositioned to a flattering location. No matter if you were an “innie” or an “outie,” our skilled surgeons can contour the shape and create a bellybutton you love.
Removes Unwanted Scars
Large amounts of loose, saggy skin are removed from the lower midsection during the procedure. If you have scars or stretch marks in these areas, they can potentially be removed as part of the surgery. Many women request the removal of c-section scars or even unwanted tattoos. If you’re interested in improvements like these, talk with your doctor before surgery and they will see if your marks are in the right location for removal.
Reduces Back Pain
Pregnancy imposes many changes on the body—and this goes beyond breast cup size or a flat tummy. The baby within the womb can put pressure on the abdominal wall and cause these muscles to stretch, weaken, or even separate. When the right and left sides of the abdominal muscles pull apart, it can cause a weakened core and back pain. During surgery, your doctor can stitch weakened abdominal muscles back together, reinforce the core, and reduce the amount of back pain experienced.
Makes Exercise Easier
After pregnancy or significant weight loss, many people experience large amounts of excess skin. This extra skin can literally weigh you down in everyday life and make movement during exercise more laborious. By removing loose skin, a tummy tuck can help you feel more comfortable and confident when exercising at the gym or lounging by the pool. Many patients report that activities like running and yoga are more enjoyable after surgery.
Boosts Your Fashion Confidence
Many “fashion rules” encourage you to hide certain parts of your shape that aren’t “flattering.” But you shouldn’t be limited to flowing tops or oversized shirts because you feel self-conscious about your body. By flattening your tummy with the surgery, you can finally enjoy the more form-fitting clothes you want to wear.
Tummy tuck surgery is about more than just removing skin. The procedure can make your day-to-day life a little bit easier too.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see results from real tummy tuck patients. If you’re interested in cosmetic surgery near Baton Rouge, please request a consultation online or call (225) 399-0001 to schedule an appointment.