Debunking Common Tummy Tuck Myths

Abdominoplasty MythsTummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an incredible procedure that can create a smoother abdominal contour for a fit, sculpted physique. Despite the popularity of tummy tuck, it is frequently misunderstood. Unfortunately, some of the most commonly perpetuated tummy tuck myths can cause interested candidates to shy away from surgery.

If you are curious to learn more about tummy tuck, read on as Dr. Michael Byun debunks some of the most common procedure myths.

Tummy tuck is a great weight loss strategy.

Tummy tuck is not designed to help you lose weight. Actually, you will see the best results from tummy tuck if you are at, or close to, your target weight range. Tummy tuck is about refining the shape and contour of your abdomen, not removing pounds and ounces. When it comes to weight loss, there is no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Tummy tuck improves the look of stretch marks.

Tummy tuck only improves stretch marks located on the skin removed during surgery. In most cases, the skin is removed from the lower abdomen, between the navel and the pubic hairline.

I can’t have more children after tummy tuck.

Tummy tuck does not interfere with future family planning. If you have tummy tuck and then get pregnant, you do not have to worry about any detrimental effects on your health.

What you may have to worry about is pregnancy after tummy tuck “undoing” some of the aesthetic benefits of surgery — namely, re-stretching your abdominal skin and muscles. But chances are, even with some of the improvements regressing, your abdomen will look better than it would have if you did not have tummy tuck.

Only women can benefit from tummy tuck.

Although it is true that many women seek out tummy tuck after having children, the procedure can greatly benefit both men and women. Dr. Byun works with men who are left with folds of saggy abdominal skin after massive weight loss. Though the surgical techniques are the same whether the patient is male or female, a truly talented tummy tuck surgeon like Dr. Byun understands how to create a flatter, firmer abdomen that looks masculine and defined.

Contact Dr. Byun Today

If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck and how it can help you achieve your body contouring goals, Dr. Byun invites you to consult with him. Contact our Chicago office to request an appointment today.