When you want to lose weight and get fit, motivation matters. When you want to be healthier overall, motivation matters. Pretty much every decision and goal that we make has a motivation behind it. Deciding to have plastic surgery is one of those big, potentially life-changing decisions that begins with motivation; and, in this case, that matters. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Donna Krummen meets with patients every day in our Cincinnati office. Many are interested in abdominoplasty to sculpt their midsection. During an abdominoplasty consultation, a surgeon generally asks about the patient’s reason for their visit. Here, we discuss examples of healthy motivations for this procedure.
Common Reasons to have Abdominoplasty
Because it can complement your healthy lifestyle.
Tummy tuck surgery can have satisfying and lasting results for patients who have already implemented healthy habits. Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It is not a weight loss surgery. For those who have achieved their ideal weight, though, and are committed to diet and exercise choices that support their weight, a tummy tuck can be the final touch for rewarding results.
You want your body back.
This expression is usually associated with mothers whose bodies are changed by pregnancy. While there are significant rewards to motherhood, a woman can sometimes feel as though her body is no longer her own after she has carried, birthed, and cared for a child. This idea does not have to persist for a lifetime. Abdominoplasty can restore a woman’s body after pregnancy. It can also sculpt an improved shape after weight loss or to address the effects of aging.
You want to feel more confident.
Appearance is not the foundation of confidence. However, when we like the way we look, our confidence is better than it would be otherwise. People who have a healthy self-image and have plastic surgery often say that they feel more confident and more attuned to their body after their procedure. This can be the case with abdominoplasty, which can free a person to wear the clothing they love without midsection bulges.