Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind Tummy Tucks - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind Tummy Tucks

It’s that time of year— the time when people are slowly giving up on their new year’s resolutions and are starting to fall back into their bad habits. Luckily, you don’t have to be one of them. If you want to really accentuate your weight loss goals in 2018, consider getting a tummy tuck from Dr. Larry Weinstein.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that involves tightening the skin around the stomach that has lost elasticity due to extreme weight loss or pregnancy. Just like with any surgery, there are some common misconceptions about tummy tucks like, “They are only for women.” To help you better understand this procedure, we have created a list of some facts and some things that are fiction about tummy tucks. Let’s take a closer look.

Fiction: Tummy Tucks Are Only For Women

Although tummy tucks are popular amongst female patients, they are gaining more and more popularity amongst men who have recently lost a lot of weight. One of the best parts about a tummy tuck procedure is that the incision will be so close to the groin that it can be concealed by underwear alone— which means few people will have to know that you even had this procedure to begin with.

Fact: A Tummy Tuck Is For People Who Are Extremely Overweight

A lot of people assume that cosmetic surgeries like liposuction or tummy tucks are for people who are extremely overweight, but it’s quite the opposite. Tummy tucks are ideal for patients who have lost a lot of weight or who have just had a baby. Often excess weight gain causes the skin to stretch out so much that it is unable to go back to its original position which requires the help of surgical procedures like a tummy tuck.

Fiction: A Tummy Tuck Always Involves Liposuction

Although tummy tucks and liposuction go hand in hand, there are some instances in which liposuction isn’t required during a tummy tuck procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein, he will be able to help determine whether or not he thinks that liposuction in conjunction with your tummy tuck would be successful.

Want to learn more about tummy tucks? Call our Chester office today at (908) 879-2222. 22

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