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Tummy tuck- 4 Most Common Myths and Facts

Tummy Tuck

There are many myths associated with the tummy tuck, or for that matter, most of the plastic surgery procedures. 
We at IndiCure regularly receive inquiries related to tummy tuck plastic surgery and other procedures. 
We have thus listed the most common queries of our patients here; so that when you choose the tummy tuck, you exactly know what you can expect from the procedure. 

Every woman dreams of a flat abdomen, but there are many myths associated 

Myth 1: Wanna lose weight? Try Tummy Tuck!
How many times have you heard someone advocating tummy tuck for weight loss?

We get so many requests from our patients asking for a tummy tuck to lose weight. But the fact is that tummy tuck should ideally be performed only when you are close to your ideal body weight. Even when you relax the limits, you should undergo tummy tuck when you are not more than 7-8 kg overweight and have fat deposits mainly in the abdominal area.

If you are grossly overweight or obese, you are not a good candidate for tummy tuck. In fact, you are inviting complications when you choose an invasive procedure such as tummy tuck with a high BMI.

If you wish to lose weight, you need what is known as bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery.
Bariatric surgery helps you lose weight all over the body and with proper diet and lifestyle you can maintain it. 
The Tummy Tuck gives you a flat stomach or abdomen by removing excess skin and tightening of weak abdominal muscles.  You lose about 10 lbs. of the skin or fat tissue with the tummy tuck, and that too depends on many factors. 

Results of tummy tucks can last a lifetime, but weight gain or pregnancy can sabotage the much-desired results.

Myth 2: Tummy Tuck is not needed if you just exercise enough!

Why do you want tummy tuck in the first place? Can’t you simply exercise it away-the protruding tummy? Turns out, you can’t.
The six-pack muscles that give stomach its shape can get disconnected creating the dreaded bulge. The culprits could be age, weight fluctuations or even pregnancy.

Doctors highly recommend exercising in order to strengthen the abdominal muscles. But since the causal muscles can’t revert back to their original size, lower tummy appears bloated in spite of sweating off hours at the gym.

Tummy tuck is preferably performed in healthy individuals at their ideal body weight who can’t seem to get away with their belly fat and are stuck with protruding bellies. Tummy tuck efficiently tightens the underlying muscles and thus address the problem at its root.
Also, most women end up having loose and hanging abdominal muscles after pregnancy and delivery which have no better solution than a tuck. Even if you lose all the fat by dieting it away and burning it in the gym, the loose muscles and overhang does not go away.
The next time when someone tries to talk you out of doing tummy tuck by saying they are for the lazy who can’t exercise enough, you got a lot of scientific explanation to do!

Myth 3: C section + tummy tuck is a quick solution to pre pregnancy body like Hollywood celebrities

Magazines are flooded with celebrities who get back into their pre-pregnancy bodies within days after their pregnancies. Could their secret be tummy tuck?

 Well, we can’t tell you what the ‘celebrity secrets’ are.

But tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a major surgical operation should not be done immediately following pregnancy. The weight gain that typically follows during the pregnancy is not lost so soon.

Pregnancy and breast feeding is a time when hormone levels go crazy and a lot of weight retained in a woman’s body during this period is the so-called water weight. Wait till six months after delivery and ensure that you have gone back to your ideal weight before considering the tummy tuck.

For a detailed information on Tummy Tuck after C-section, read the highlighted article.

Also, Read- Best Time to Have Tummy Tuck

Myth 4: Tummy tuck is a woman’s thing

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Flat stomachs are no less fancied by men than women. In the year 2012 alone, men constituted 7524 of the tummy tuck procedures done in the United States alone.

Women, undoubtedly lead the numbers (because childbearing leading to loose abdominal muscles and all is only a women thing), but tummy tucks are increasingly becoming popular with men.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a major operation and it is essential that you have a clear idea of everything involved in the procedure before you say ‘yes’.

We make sure that our clients who place trust upon us and fly thousands of miles into a totally different nation to have major surgical procedures like tummy tucks are well informed and have no doubts about the surgery.

About IndiCure

IndiCure is the largest and most renowned provider of medical tourism in India.  IndiCure has a preferred association with few of the best plastic surgery hospitals in India and plastic surgeons in India thereby offering cosmetic surgery in India at discounted prices. With hundreds of happy clients from over 40 countries, IndiCure understands your requirements well.
For more information about your tummy tuck in India, write to us at or call us at +91 93200 36777 (India) or +1-877-270-2448  (US Toll-Free) or talk to us at Skype@IndiCure


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