When it comes to swimsuit season, there are enough reasons that keep people away from the shoreline. Perhaps its not spending enough time working out in the months before summer, only to realize that the other beachfront competition has already toned all abs and thinned down everywhere else.
Or maybe after seasons and seasons of successful time frolicking about in the water, one bad winter or a post-pregnancy body has you ready to sit this sunshine out.
No matter what the reason might be for not wanting to hit the beach, one of the most unfortunate reasons that people give for not hitting the beach during the summer is handling a post-weight loss body.The trouble here is not necessarily fat, per say, but rather the fact that there may be excess skin.
Whether its a woman getting used to a post- pregnancy body or a man who has recently dropped a considerable amount of weight but feels uncomfortable shirtless, there are plenty of people who are just one step away from that confidence needed to hit the beach or the local pool during hotter months.
Thankfully, from Miami to St. Louis, tummy tuck procedures are becoming more and more common.Rather than liposuction, which actually removes layers of fat from under the skin, a tummy tuck gets rid of excess skin that might have gathered as a result of aging, pregnancy, or a rapid and substantial weight loss.
This means that anyone who is planning or hoping to lose a bit of weight should look to other procedures, as a tummy tuck focuses more on what to do with the excess skin that remains after a substantial weight loss.
Likewise, those patients who are planning on having more children or who are midway through a weight- loss regime might want to wait a bit before undergoing a tummy tuck, in order to see the best results.
For men who are concerned about their appearance, a tummy tuck is often the best possible procedure to get back in shape and looking great.Part of the aging process, especially for those who have successfully managed to lose weight, is a loss of elasticity in skin around the midsection.
This means that sometimes losing weight doesnt end up looking as great as it should. For men who plan on exercising but just need that extra boost towards looking toner and more trim, this is the perfect solution to excess skin that allows anyone to show off a great new physique.
St. Louis Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bradley, Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1998 and has been providing St. Louis Tummy Tuck to the Metro East area since 1996. Dr. Bradley has been a member of the American Society for Plastic Surgery since 1998 and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since 2001.