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DEBUNKING THE TOP 3 TUMMY TUCK MYTHS

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Although it is the top rated procedure when it comes to patient satisfaction, there are still many people who stay away from the tummy tuck because of certain things that they have heard. The truth is, a lot of what we think we know about the tummy tuck is false. Here are the top three myths about the procedure.

Myth #1: If you just eat right and exercise, there is no need for a tummy tuck.

Many people think that tummy tucks are meant to help a person lose weight, but that is not what the procedure is designed to do. The tummy tuck is a body contouring treatment not to help you lose weight, but rather to help smooth your body and remove unwanted flab and excess skin or tissue. After major weight loss or pregnancy, your skin may lack the elasticity to adjust to your new, slimmer shape. No diet or exercise can get rid of the hanging skin or tissue. So despite what many people may think, tummy tucks are actually designed for healthy people already at or close to their ideal weight.

Myth #2: The tummy tuck is just for women.

Nonsense. Abdominoplasty (the medical term for the tummy tuck) is just as much designed for men as it is for women. Last year, over 4,000 men underwent the procedure. While the tummy tuck is more common for women because of pregnancy, abdominoplasty can also help men who have lost a lot of weight by removing the leftover flab, finally allowing him to show off those abs.

Myth #3: You will always need liposuction when having a tummy tuck.

While it is often used to help sculpt the waistline during a tummy tuck, liposuction is not always necessary. However, if there are areas of fat that you would like to be addressed during your tummy tuck procedure, make sure to talk with Dr. Benien, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon so that they can help you better achieve your desired results.
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