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Potential Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

When the skin and muscles of the abdomen grow weaker and more lax, many Reno patients develop a “belly bulge.” This is characterized by a hanging or protruding abdomen, which is often caused by the internal musculature separating as a result of pregnancy, weight gain, and aging. As a result, a bulging look in the abdomen often proves unresponsive to dieting and exercise. In these cases, a tummy tuck can beautifully repair weakened abdominal muscles while removing excess fat and loose, crepey skin. Thanks to the versatility of the procedure, tummy tuck surgery typically facilitates benefits such as:

  • A sleeker, more defined abdominal contour: A tummy tuck addresses excess skin and fat in the belly, leaving behind a more sculpted midsection and a leaner silhouette. 
  • Less chafing and irritation caused by excess skin: Hanging, crepey skin tends to cause chafing due to friction, potentially resulting in skin rashes and general irritation. In many cases, patients find that a tummy tuck reduces inflammation and makes personal hygiene in the area easier.  
  • Improved posture and reduced back pain: When the internal muscles are weak or separated, the body’s core stability is compromised. This increases the chances of poor posture and increased strain on the lower back. By repairing and reinforcing the abdominal wall, a tummy tuck restores core strength, supporting better alignment and reducing pressure on the spine. 
  • A better fit in clothing: A tummy tuck is known to slim the waistline and smooth the abdominal region, offering a better fit in tight clothing such as leggings, swimsuits, jeans, etc.

Each tummy tuck patient gains unique benefits depending on their reasons for undergoing the procedure. That said, the potential benefits of resculpting the abdomen are not limited to the improvements listed above, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our Reno plastic surgeon for more information on the full scope of enhancements possible after a tummy tuck. 

At Plastic Surgery Reno Tahoe, our team makes sure you’re fully informed about the types of results you can expect with body contouring surgery, as well as our many other services — whether you’re looking for surgical or non-surgical treatment. Contact Dr. McCormack or Dr. Joslyn today to learn more, or to schedule an initial consultation. 

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