You may know that Boulder Plastic Surgery produces great tummy tuck results for Denver patients, but you may not know about all of the long-term benefits abdominoplasty can provide. Denver patients looking to remove excess fat around the abdominal area and tighten the muscles and loose skin would benefit from a tummy tuck. Abdominoplasty is an effective way of mitigating the body damage after having children or getting rid of excess fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. As we age, the abdominal muscles naturally lose their strength, and when compounded with excess fat in the area, it causes the entire abdomen to become softer and more pushed out.
Not only will a tummy tuck rectify these issues, but some new studies are also showing preliminary evidence that patients who undergo the procedure can experience long-term weight loss as a result, especially those that were overweight or obese before surgery. Fat cells release hormones that make us feel hungry more often, and doctors hypothesize that removing the excess fat from the abdominal area reduces these hormone secretions, making patients feel less hungry. Thus, patients are able to successfully maintain their weight loss after surgery. Patients have claimed to feel more satisfied with eating less even one year post-op. Further evidence to support the hormone hypothesis is that patients who have exhibited the most weight loss success have been those with more than 4.5 pounds of fat resected from the abdomen. Studies are still being conducted, but this is good news for patients that do not want or do not qualify for much more aggressive weight loss surgical procedures such as gastric bypass.
Health and Beauty Benefits Combined
Make an appointment for a tummy tuck consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery today. It’s a great way to both look and feel better, while delivering long term health benefits. Whether you need to remove excess fat or just need a little retightening after having children, our plastic surgeons will create a personalized care plan that suits your needs. Boulder Plastic Surgery served the greater Denver region at our office located at 2525 4th St. in Boulder, CO.