Welcome friends. We made it to another new year. As tough as the last couple of years have been, each new year still brings hope for the future and the opportunity to set new goals for what we want to become as individuals. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our lives have changed a lot. Many people are spending more and more time at home, and often more time alone. All of this extra time gives people an opportunity to slow down, think about what they really want for their future, and make investments in themselves.
One statistic that may shock you is that, since the beginning of COVID, women reported that they’re more interested than ever in getting cosmetic surgery. Honestly, we’re not shocked by this fact one bit. All the time women have spent slowing down and focusing has led them to pursue the procedures that will make them feel great in their bodies. One of the most common cosmetic surgeries is the tummy tuck.
What Is A Tummy Tuck?
If you’re not familiar already, the tummy tuck is a surgery during which the surgeon removes excess tissue from the patient’s midsection to create a smoother appearance. The patient’s skin and fat are removed during the procedure, their connective tissue is tightened, and their remaining skin is repositioned to create a toned look to the midsection. Some patients also have the chance to have weak or separated muscle restoration. Tummy tuck surgery does result in a scar, but thanks to the magic of modern surgery, the incision is usually in a location that is not visible to others.
Common Reasons People Get Tummy Tucks
There are many reasons that a person might elect to get a tummy tuck. A couple of the most common relate to the stretching of the tender skin in the abdominal area. Pregnancy and significant fluctuations in weight can cause the skin to stretch beyond the point of return. It’s not uncommon to see women who have had children with stretch marks on this area of their skin, since a tummy tuck procedure is the best way to repair the damage caused by carrying children.
While these reasons are common, they are not the only driver for people who choose to undergo a tummy tuck. In many cases, patients feel like they are fighting against their age or natural body shape. We’re all born with a specific body shape, and after years of trying to change it, you too may decide that its’ time to invest in surgery to give you an appearance you and feel confident about.
Is It Permanent?
This is a tricky question to answer because the success of this procedure depends upon the patient. If you can maintain a stable weight and live a lifestyle that enables your body to remain in the shape you intended, the tummy tuck can be permanent. However, like any cosmetic surgery, it cant contend against an unhealthy lifestyle.
The Benefits of A Tummy Tuck
Some of the benefits of this procedure are obvious. You’ll look better, be able to fit into your clothes better, and some patients will even gain more mobility thanks to the tummy tuck procedure. But, beyond the practical benefits is the core reason most people come into our office. They want to feel more confident in themselves. If you have lived in a body that doesn’t feel good to you or that you aren’t proud of, you know how powerful it must feel to wake up one day and have your body match your vision of yourself. When our patients leave our office feeling confident in how they look, we know we’ve done something right. Self-esteem, after all, isn’t; just about the way you look. Good self-esteem can give you the confidence to perform better at work and engage in relationships in a healthier manner. The benefits of the tummy tuck are vast, and we have the patient history to prove it.
What Do You Want For The Coming Year?
When you sit down to write your list of goals, be clear about how you want to feel this year. Not just that you want to earn a certain amount of money or finish a particular home project, but how do you want to feel at the end of 2022. If feeling beautiful and full of confidence is your goal, we think you deserve to invest in the tools that will help you get there. If there’s anything we’ve all learned in the last few years, it’s that who you are and how you feel when you’re all alone quarantined in your house does matter!
Whether you’re ready to sign up for a tummy tuck today, or you just want to sit down and ask someone questions about the procedure, we’re here to help you. Give our office a call whenever you’re ready. Let’s make 2022 your best year yet!