Healthy Motivation and Expectations for Abdominoplasty

Human beings make many decisions in a given day. We may not realize how many choices we make because we make many of them subconsciously. We like cream in our coffee, so choose to add it. There is no thinking that needs to happen in such a choice. Then there are other decisions that some people face. People who aren’t completely satisfied with their midsection may decide to seek a tummy tuck. Several other choices follow this first one along the journey to a better body. When meeting with a plastic surgeon, patients can expect to answer questions about their motivations and expectations for surgery. Here, we look at some of the healthy reasons to choose abdominoplasty.  

Why Have a Tummy Tuck?

Because your healthy lifestyle needs a boost.

The people who see the best results from abdominoplasty are at their ideal weight already. Their optimal weight aligns with their height and general body frame, not a weight determined by a given number or by anyone else’s opinion. If you are ready to take your body to the next level by correcting moderate to severe laxity in the midsection, you may be an excellent candidate for abdominoplasty.

You would like your old body back.

Many people say they want a tummy tuck because they want their old body back. This goal could look different for everyone, though. Some people want to look like they did before pregnancy separated their abdominal muscles. Some people want to tighten up loose and saggy skin and get rid of stretch marks caused by weight gain. Some people want to restore a flatter, younger-looking tummy that existed before age changed their body. The great thing about abdominoplasty is that it can restore your old shape or possibly even do better.

You want to feel more confident.

Your appearance does not create your confidence, but it can affect the level of confidence you feel. A soft, saggy belly may make you feel relatively dissatisfied with how you look in jeans or certain shirts or dresses. You have confidence, but you could feel even better if your appearance matched how you see yourself. Smoothing the midsection is a great way to bring the body back into ideal proportions so what you envision and what you see in the mirror are the same.

Would you like to know more about abdominoplasty? Contact us at 503-561-7000 to schedule a consultation at our Salem, OR office.

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