Recently at the gym (I workout three to five days a week mostly swimming laps in a pool,) I got into a conversation with a mom about tummy tuck surgery. This happens occasionally when you wear your CosmeticSurgeryTruth.com t shirt to the gym.
“I would never get a Tummy Tuck. I would just workout more.”
People do not see outside of their own experience very often. This pretty young mom would not benefit much by a Tummy Tuck as she had no “hanging apron” or much lose skin. Many gastric bypass patients or other women not as fortunate after pregnancy to have their bellies “snap back” have changes. And some of them workout several days a week too. Tummy Tuck surgery is not just for lazy people. Maybe she didn’t gain 50 pounds with her pregnancies. When the body changes and those changes are bothersome there are many ways to address them. Diet and exercise are first and foremost, but if you workout and diet like many of my tummy tuck patients and these changes still bug you cosmetic surgery might be an option.
Maybe our foxy mommy will not always look the way she does and will see things differently. Whether or not she considers surgery is not important. Just seeing why others might would be OK.
John Di Saia MD