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More Than Toning: The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Abdominoplasty Surgical Lines on Belly and HipsTummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is used to trim and tone the midsection of the body. With this procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Smith can remove stubborn pockets of fat from the abdominal area along with sagging and bulky skin that is no longer needed. The result of these steps is a better contoured and more defined midsection, which can help improve clothing options along with self-esteem, but these are not the only benefits offered by this body contouring procedure.

Improved Comfort and Physical Ability

The removal of excess fat and skin from the abdominal area can improve range of motion and may make exercise easier. This can help make maintaining results more enjoyable while opening up a world of activities that may have been inaccessible at your previous size. What’s more, the issue of diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles) is addressed during tummy tuck surgery, a step that both pulls the waist in for better contour and helps restore lost core strength.

Addressing diastasis recti through abdominoplasty can help prevent the serious physical issues this condition is related to including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Instability and balance issues
  • Abdominal herniation

While tummy tuck surgery is not a treatment for these conditions, reattaching separated abdominal muscles may help prevent their occurrence all the same and is often included in the mommy makeover procedure.

Because tummy tuck firms muscles, eliminates bulk and fat, and improves range of motion, it can act as a springboard for a much healthier lifestyle. This is where abdominoplasty offers one of its greatest benefits: empowering the patient to take control of results and use them to continue improving health and happiness.

Your Role in Results

You can help ensure your tummy tuck provides maximum benefit by taking advantage of the opportunities it provides. A trimmer and more comfortable physique lends itself to more advanced forms of exercise – an essential component of maintaining results. If you are uncertain how to optimize your exercise routine, work with a personal trainer to develop one that makes sense for your body and goals. This can help keep you safe, motivated, and on track for complete body transformation.

Eating healthy is important as well. It’s a fairly simple equation: calories in must be lower than calories out or new fat will grow. Choose foods that support a healthy lifestyle such as fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. Try to avoid processed and sugar-laden foods. If you struggle with healthy eating, work with a nutritionist who can help you personalize a plan that makes sense.

Diets don’t work. Developing habits that support healthy living and can be sustained in the long-term is the best way to maintain and improve your tummy tuck results.

Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Is Here To Help!

Call 952-922-0895 to schedule a consultation with David O. Smith MD, F.A.C.S today. Dr. Smith is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edina, MN. He welcomes patients from all surrounding areas including Bloomington, Minnetonka, Hopkins, and Richfield.