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*What are the Benefits of Getting a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Charleston, SCAfter having a baby or losing an excessive amount of weight, our bodies often feel foreign to us. It may almost feel as if you’re wearing a suit or see your reflection as someone else. We believe confidence starts with how you feel on this inside, and sometimes that means making your outside match. Let’s take a look at how you can regain your confidence and restore your body with a tummy tuck.

Kiss Excess Skin Goodbye

As we gain weight, whether that’s due to pregnancy or an unhealthy lifestyle, our skin stretches and expands to compensate for the extra pounds we put on. When the skin stretches beyond a certain point, it loses its original ability to snap back into place and stays loose once the weight is lost again. While laser skin tightening treatments may help a little bit around the face, it really takes the help of a surgical procedure to take away the extra skin around your midsection. The tummy tuck helps remove that extra weight to help you look and feel like yourself again.

Bye-Bye Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are another embarrassing side effect of pregnancy and weight gain. These large pink or dark stripes may have stated to mark your lower abdomen and thighs throughout your journey, and still remain faded today. Because a tummy tuck removes all the excess skin in the lower abdomen and stretches the remaining skin on your tummy flat and tight against your midsection, these stretch marks are often removed in the process. Keep in mind, a tummy tuck will not remove any stretch marks that may appear on your thighs, butt, breasts or upper arms. Talk to Dr. Widenhouse about additional skin rejuvenation procedures that may help treat those areas.

Hello Flat Tummy

One of the biggest benefits of a tummy tuck is, of course, a tighter, flatter tummy. Excess sagging skin can give you the appearance of weighing more than you actually do, and can often mask the hard work you put into shrinking your midsection with a healthy diet and regular exercise. What many people don’t know about the tummy tuck is it doesn’t just treat the skin – it also treats the underlying abdominal muscles under the layers of skin and fat. During your tummy tuck, Dr. Widenhouse will tighten the core abdominal muscles in your midsection to make them stronger. When the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled tight against your muscles, you’ll see a tighter tummy than you’ve ever had before.

More Confidence, Less Problems

This is probably the most overlooked and most important outcome of a tummy tuck. When you don’t feel good about your appearance, it’s common to face problems such as depression, anxiety, and body dysmorphia. We always recommend a procedure if it fits in with your budget, lifestyle and health conditions, however, our biggest concern is that you’re happy with your results. We want you feeling better about yourself after undergoing your tummy tuck procedure and feel proud of the body that you worked hard for.

Are you feeling it’s time you make your appointment for a tummy tuck? Call our office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Widenhouse. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a customized treatment plan based upon your budget, lifestyle and desired goals.



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