The Many Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Perfect,Belly,Of,Slim,Beautiful,Woman,,Wearing,Black,Shorts.,OnAbdominoplasty—more commonly known as a tummy tuck—is a medical procedure that removes sagging skin and excess fat from the patient’s abdomen. By removing this fat and excess skin, the abdominal wall tightens. The end result is a stomach with a flatter, tighter profile.

Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Huntington Station, NY, performs the mini tummy tuck (mini-abdominoplasty) and the traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These two types of surgery refer to the size of the incisions and the amount of fat and skin that needs to be removed.

Think of a mini tummy tuck as addressing only the skin beneath your belly button, while the traditional tummy tuck addresses both below and above your belly button as well as your outer flanks. So, what are some of the benefits of having a tummy tuck?

Improved Stomach Contour

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that produces a stomach with a flatter contour. Patients report feeling fitter, more toned, and younger. However, while patients experience a loss of fat and excess skin, the procedure is not a weight loss solution. To maintain excellent results after surgery, patients are encouraged to adopt healthy eating habits combined with regular exercise.

A Boost in Confidence

Even people who eat healthy and exercise regularly may still find that they’re unable to improve the look and feel of their stomach. This is especially true as we age. A tummy tuck can improve the contours of your abdomen and help build your confidence. Patients often report feeling better about themselves and happier after surgery.

Better Posture and Lower Back Pain

Patients with larger stomachs often develop lower back pain due to the weakening of their abdominal muscles. Over time, an individual will tend to experience bad posture, which only exacerbates the problem. A tummy tuck tones your stomach by removing excess fat, which may improve your posture and reduce the stress on your back.

Book Your Tummy Tuck Consultation With Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee Today

Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee and her board-certified physician assistant service patients in and around Long Island, New York. If you feel that a tummy tuck might be a solution for you, call us at (631) 424-6707 or reach out to us through our contact form.

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