Everyone knows what a tummy tuck is, but this popular surgery is too often misunderstood. Here are some of the most common questions we hear regarding this popular surgery, along with some expert insight to keep you in the know.
Why would you want a tummy tuck? Can’t you just exercise your fat away?
Exercise can help tone the tummy to a certain extent, but it does little to improve the changes that can occur from pregnancy, childbirth, or weight gain that cause abdominal muscles to separate and skin to stretch and loosen.
This is where the tummy tuck shines. Tummy tucks do so much more than just reduce excess fat. Also known as an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is a precise surgery designed to realign and tighten separated abdominal muscles, reduce excess fat, and smooth skin.
Aren’t tummy tucks risky?
Did you know that tummy tucks were the third most popular cosmetic surgery last year? That’s a lot of tummies tucked! This popular cosmetic surgery remains popular because it’s a safe and trusted option in body contouring. Dr. Tanya A. Atagi is one of the most established and trusted cosmetic surgeons in Denver. She regularly performs tummy tucks to restore women to their pre-pregnancy bodies, revealing a tighter, flatter stomach. Dr. Atagi can also perform VASER Lipo® during tummy tucks to help reduce fat on the hips or other areas, as needed, to enhance benefits.
What about non-invasive fat reduction methods like Vanquish ME™ or Exilis™?
We love non-invasive fat reduction, and we are thrilled to offer Vanquish ME to help reduce excess fat without surgery or downtime. Vanquish ME is ideal for reducing fat gradually with repeated treatments, and targets a general area of excess fat without touching the skin. Exilis Ultra 360 also offers gradual improvements with repeated treatments, but in addition to reducing fat in targeted areas, it also tightens and firms up loose skin. Tummy tuck surgery, on the other hand, does it all—offering immediate and extremely precise results. It can do much more than just reduce fat by realigning muscles, removing excess fat, and tightening loose skin.