A tummy tuck procedure is one undergoes to get flat tummies. Though this is a relatively popular surgical procedure, like most surgical procedures, it too has its share of myths. Here are some tummy tuck myths and the facts associated with the myths.
Myth no. 1:
Tummy tucks are meant only for women.
Fact: This is not true as there is an increasing number of men getting tummy tucks in Houston done today. This is mainly attributed to the increasing obesity in men, where they undergo this procedure to get rid of aged and beer belly appearance, and for tightening sagging skin.
Myth no. 2:
Tummy tucks can be done by any surgeon.
Fact: This is not at all true as these Houston plastic surgeons need different training, specialization and some experience in the surgical procedure. If you are having a tuck done, choose a surgeon specializing in the procedure, and who is Plastic Surgeon certified by the board.
Myth no. 3:
There will be no scars after a tummy tuck.
Fact: Like any surgery, there will be scars after a tummy tuck. However the amount of scarring you experience depends on your body, your surgeon’s experience and techniques used, the amount of after care you take and how complex the surgery actually was. Usually, these surgeries leave a horizontal scar on the width of your body from hip to hip. Its extent depends on the amount of skin you lose.
Myth no. 4:
Tummy tuck results are not long lasting.
Fact: The effects of a tuck last a lifetime; however it can vary from individual to individual based on your diet, health, exercise, your lifestyle and of course, your age.
Myth no. 5:
It is better to have a Houston liposuction than a tummy tuck.
Fact: These two are different procedures altogether with their individual health benefits. While liposuction helps in reduction of the fatness of abdominal fat with slight skin tightening, a tummy tuck helps in the actual removal of excess tummy skin.
Myth no. 6:
Tummy tucks are not painful.
Fact: This depends on the person and the surgeon. Some people may not experience any pain or discomfort after the procedure, while others may experience some pain and soreness for as long as a year after the tummy tuck.