A tummy tuck is a cutting-edge procedure that removes excess skin and small fat pockets around the abdomen. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters has helped countless patients achieve a flatter and more toned midsection that makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight.
Now, you can reap the benefits and feel confident in your skin by calling the MODERN Plastic Surgery and Medspa for a body contouring consultation in New Orleans, LA. Below, we describe the ways in which a tummy tuck can help keep you fit and healthy long-term.
Why Is the Abdomen a Common Problem Spot?
There are a few reasons why our midsections tend to be a common problem area. The skin around the abdomen is susceptible to stretching, meaning it’s more likely to sag over time. The abdominal muscles can also weaken and separate during pregnancy (a condition called diastasis recti that causes a belly “pooch”). And, of course, many of us simply hold more fat in our bellies than we do in other areas.
Diet and exercise help to some degree, but many factors impact the success of these methods, including age, genetics, and skin elasticity. Tummy tuck surgery could be the best solution after achieving a healthy weight for contouring your waistline in New Orleans, LA.
How Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Help with Weight Loss?
A tummy tuck is not considered a comprehensive weight-loss procedure, but surgery at the MODERN Plastic Surgery and Medspa does help patients achieve their goals in several ways:
- Removing excess skin: One of the primary goals of a tummy tuck is to remove loose or hanging skin. This not only provides sleeker body contours but also “tightens up” the area, making it easier to stay fit.
- Repairing abdominal muscles: Diastasis recti can cause a bulge in the stomach area. Dr. Walters can bring these muscles back together, making the abdomen appear flattering and feel stronger than before.
- Extracting small fat pockets: A tummy tuck reduces your waist by removing fat pockets. This is accomplished through liposuction, a technique that uses a small cannula to suction out unwanted fat cells.
Tummy tuck surgery provides emotional and psychological benefits in addition to physical ones. Our body contouring patients at the MODERN Plastic Surgery and Medspa report feeling better about their appearance and more confident in their clothes. As a result, they are likely to stick to healthy habits that maintain their new look.
How to Achieve Long-Term Success
Dr. Walters warns patients that a tummy tuck is not a “quick fix” for weight loss. Success requires maintaining a healthy lifestyle long after surgery. This includes eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly. We also recommend avoiding dramatic weight changes as this creates excess skin around the middle. However, most people find it easier to stay fit and avoid weight gain long-term.
Tummy tuck surgery can complete your weight-loss journey and help you achieve a toned abdomen you love. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters offers a comprehensive approach to care, so you feel confident in your decision to move forward. Call our New Orleans, LA team to set up a body contouring consultation. The MODERN Plastic Surgery and Medspa is here to help every step of the way.