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How Tummy Tuck Improve Quality of Life? MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

A tummy tuck helps give you a flatter stomach, which seems impossible to get even with so much of exercise and dieting. However many people who plan to undergo one tend to wonder how a Houston tummy tuck improve quality of life. They wonder if they are guaranteed an improved life after going through all the complications and risks of an operation.

This is because it is specifically mentioned that a tummy tuck does not help you lose weight. It is instead an operation that is performed on a slightly overweight person with some extra stubborn abdominal fat that needs help removing.

So if you too fall in this same category and plan to undergo a tummy tuck but are having the same question running in your mind, you will be happy to learn that the answer to the question is yes, a tummy tuck does improve the quality of your life. Read on to find out how and why.

Major Improvements In Self-esteem Levels

Anyone undergoing a tummy tuck and/or liposuction in Houston experience major improvements in their self-esteem levels and quality of life. Lots of research has been conducted to prove this, over a time span of a few months after the surgery.

According to the research, more than 85% of the patients experienced an improved sense of self-esteem after the surgery while about 70% of them reported that they found the quality of life to have improved. This is important as improved quality of life is an important factor to take into consideration as a benefit and reason for all types of medical and plastic surgery treatments.

No More Embarrassment

With those extra inches of fat and skin removed from the abdominal region, a tummy tuck makes you feel more comfortable with life. Many people who were always embarrassed about, and hid their stomach or mid-region from others because of the extra flab can now proudly flaunt a bikini or trunks in public without any inhibitions. All this is possible because of the increased self-confidence and self-esteem a tummy tuck leaves you with.

Your confidence levels increase after a tummy tuck as you have a wider range of clothes to choose and wear wherever you want. If you were once embarrassed about wearing tight fitting clothes because of the protruding fat, once you undergo a tummy tuck, there is nothing more to worry about. You can wear practically anything you want at the mall, and thus have to buy yourself a new wardrobe as all your old clothes are too big for you now.

All this proves that a tummy tuck does indeed improve your quality of life. Of course, this is possible only if you maintain a healthy lifestyle after the tummy tuck.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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