Do you need some help fighting the battle of the bulge?
Posted Jul 13 2012 10:10am
According to The Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2009, about two-thirds of all American adults 20 years and older (in other words, almost 100 million American adults) were clinically overweight and of those overweight individuals, over half were not just clinically overweight, but clinically obese. The main problem with being clinically overweight or obese is that having too much excess fat has been a proven cause of a myriad of health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer, and stroke- just to name a few. If you were one of the approximately 100 million Americans who found themselves in the overweight or obese category, these potential problems might have convinced you to do something about those extra pounds you’ve been carrying around.
By simply exercising and eating properly, you most likely will be able to naturally lose a good amount of your excess weight. However, you may discover that no matter how much you exercise and eat properly, you just won’t be able to lose the excess fat and skin around your abdominal area. This, unfortunately, is quite common for people who have lost a lot of weight in a relatively short period of this. But fortunately for you, the marvels of modern medical technology have developed an answer for people just like you: the San Francisco Tummy Tuck.
The tummy tuck, or as it is technically known, the abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to create a flatter and firmer abdominal area by removing any excess fat and skin that lies on top of the abdominal muscles . Tummy tuck procedures also include the tightening of the abdominal muscles, giving the patient the ability to better further the firmness of their abs. It is also worth mentioning that tummy tucks have the additional ability to permanently remove stretch marks on your abdominal area since it is within the nature of tummy tucks to remove excess skin, and thereby the stretch marks that exist on it.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has estimated that 149,410 abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, procedures were performed in 2011, making it the third most popular surgical cosmetic procedure that year. The popularity of this procedure can perhaps be explained by its ability to immediately produce aesthetically pleasing results. Although the removal of excess fat and skin through a Bay Area Tummy Tuck procedure can show pleasing results right away, the full effect of the tummy tuck procedure won’t be realized until the patient’s body has had a chance to heal and allow any post-op swelling to reduce, allowing patients to see the ultimate thinning and contouring ability of the tummy tuck procedure.