There are numerous reasons to have an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) performed. The first, and most popular, is for a woman who has delivered a child to regain her pre-pregnancy figure. Unfortunately, from an aesthetic perspective, numerous pregnancies, or even a singular pregnancy can cause a woman’s midsection to expand.After the child’s birth, the skin around the woman’s midsection may not return to its pre-pregnancy form. If you plan on having additional children, an abdominoplasty will most likely not be right for you. It is recommended that a tummy tuck only be performed on women who are done having children. A woman who has had an abdominoplasty performed and then decides to have another child could lead to the original problem of excess skin around her abdominals.
In addition to childbirth, many previously obese people who have lost their excess weight may choose to undergo a tummy tuck. Similar to the example above, a previously obese person’s skin may not return to normal after large amounts of weight are lost. Despite the person’s best efforts, the excess skin simply cannot be shed via traditional exercise or improved nutrition. Continued attempts to shed the excess skin via intense exercise or nutrition will only lead to increased frustration. The only way to effectively remove the excess skin at this point is to perform an abdominoplasty.
Also, many people choose to have a tummy tuck performed in order to correct heredity or aging issues.
Despite these good reasons for an abdominoplasty, there are two main things this procedure shouldn’t be used for or won’t do. First, a tummy tuck should not be used as a weight loss technique. In order to ensure permanent weight loss, a proper exercise and nutrition program must be followed. Also, this surgery will not correct stretch marks. With that said, if the stretch marks are located on the excess skin, there is a possibility that the tummy tuck could alleviate this problem slightly.