Separating Myth From Fact With Tummy Tucks

Tummy tucks

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tummy tuck, medically known as an abdominoplasty, is a prevalent cosmetic surgery. The Aesthetic Society found that tummy tucks were the third most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States, with nearly a quarter million procedures taking place in 2021.

Despite the popularity of tummy tucks, many myths still surround this procedure and potentially discourage others. Learning the fact from fiction can help you make informed decisions. Here are some common misconceptions about tummy tucks.

Myth: Tummy Tucks Are Purely Cosmetic

Some assume that tummy tucks only help remove excess tissue and fat around the midsection. Though tummy tucks are an excellent choice in addressing extra tissue and fat around the midsection, that is not all they address.

Fact: Tummy Tucks Can Restore The Abdominal Wall

Tummy tucks can also help repair the abdominal wall after injury or pregnancy. An abdominal wall that has separated can lead to a weakened core, poor posture, and other stability issues. Tummy tucks can help restore the functionality of your core, which can allow you to return to activities within exercise as well as your daily life that you may have otherwise have been avoiding.

Myth: Tummy Tucks Are Only for Women

Because tummy tucks are a popular procedure for women after pregnancy, many may incorrectly assume that tummy tucks are a procedure only for women.

Facts: Anyone Can Benefit From One

Gender does not grant immunity from stretched skin and excess fat. Even men, especially after a weight loss journey, may benefit tremendously from a tummy tuck.

Get Your Tummy Tuck in San Antonio, TX

Another fact about tummy tucks is that having them performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon can bolster your results and potentially mitigate undesirable effects.

Dr. Eric S Schaffer, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified plastic surgeon recognized as a Texas Super Doc. Dr. Schaffer believes in helping you achieve the goals and results that are individual to you. That’s why every consultation is informative and exploratory, with Dr. Schaffer seeking to understand your goals.

To work with Dr. Schaffer, call 210-227-3223 or fill out the online form to request an appointment.

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