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3 Common Misconceptions About Tummy Tucks and The Truth Behind Them

If you’ve hit the point where you just absolutely need to get rid of that extra bit of flab in your abdomen but can’t seem to do it yourself, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with getting rid of that unflattering area around your belly button even after dieting and exercising.

There are options available for people such as yourself that can help you look your best.

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a great way to get rid of that stubborn excess stomach flab without working yourself to the bone and not seeing any results. However, there are many misconceptions about the tummy tuck procedure that may make you hesitant. Here are the top three myths about a tummy tuck and the truth behind them.

A Tummy Tuck Is the Lazy Way
Unfortunately, this is a very common belief about tummy tucks and deters many people from undergoing the procedure. The truth of the matter is that a tummy tuck has nothing to do with weight loss. Many people assume that a tummy talk is a weight loss procedure but it actually is a method of removing the excess skin after weight loss is achieved. Often times that leftover flab at the bottom of the stomach is perceived as fat but is actually the skin that has lost its elasticity. The tummy tuck procedure, therefore, is not a shortcut to weight loss, but rather can be the final step in looking your best.

A Tummy Tuck Is Just for Women
The reason that this myth might even exist in the first place is that many women undergo a tummy tuck procedure after childbirth to remove the leftover skin. In 2015, a tummy tuck was the third most popular surgical procedure for women, with liposuction and breast augmentation coming in first and second, and a breast lift and eyelid surgery in fourth and fifth. However, the tummy tuck procedure is not gender-specific and so men can get the procedure as well. Many men do end up getting the procedure but are heavily outnumbered by the number of women who do.

A Tummy Tuck Means Liposuction
This is another common misconception, although it’s somewhat founded in fact. The reason that many people believe this is due to the fact that many people choose to have liposuction procedure after a tummy tuck to help sculpt the abdomen after the skin has been tightened. However, liposuction is not necessary and is completely optional after the procedure.

So if you’re tired of having that excess skin or “flab” at the bottom of your tummy, consider getting a tummy tuck. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, so why not see it through to the end?

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