Don’t you sigh with envy when you see the beautifully sculpted body (thanks to a tummy tuck of course) of Angelina Jolie within a few weeks of her delivery? But is it the best way to lose weight and get a toned body? Most certainly not! So here are a few things which will open your eyes to the reality of a tummy tuck.
Not a substitute to exercise
Pregnancy, sudden weight loss or natural ageing can cause the skin around your stomach and back to sag. That is why a lot of women go for a tummy tuck which gets rid of this excessive sagging skin. However, a tummy tuck is now a quick fix to weight loss. Only healthy living and healthy eating habits can help you lose that extra flab.
Results are not permanent
A tummy tuck can last as long as you prevent yourself from gaining weight excessively. If you suddenly start bingeing and pile on those kilos, then the effects of your surgery would be completely reversed.
Tummy tucks can be performed by a normal surgeon
This is the biggest myth amongst all women. A tummy tuck can be performed only by an expert cosmetic surgeon. In a bid to lure women to get a tummy tuck done, most surgeons offer great discounts. But you must be wary of them as most of them turn out to be frauds.
Tummy tuck is a complicated surgery
In a tummy tuck surgery what a doctors does is tries to restore the weak muscles of your abdomen to its original condition and tries to create a firmer tummy. This operation can be complicated depending upon the patient’s profile. Also, a tummy tuck can leave behind a few visible scars on your body too.
Require extended recuperation periods
A lot of women have the misconception that they can return to their normal routine within a few days after their tummy tuck. But this is absolutely untrue. A tummy tuck is a complicated surgery and most doctors recommend that a woman take at least two weeks off and relax after the surgery.
Can lead to loss of appetite
Post-surgery, a lot of patients feel internal tightness of muscles which reduces their appetite greatly. Some of them even feel a numbing or sometimes even a burning sensation post-surgery which lasts for a couple of months.
So, what is the Best Alternative?
Having a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly are the best ways to shed the extra kilos. They are safe and one can see the great results in the long run. Besides this, you could also consider using cosmetic products which will help shape up your tummy.
Slimming oils and gels which are easily available in the market today can do wonders for a flabby tummy.VLCC's shape uptummy trim gelis made up of herbal and aromatic oils is certainly a great product. It helps get rid of those ugly cellulite marks and makes your skin silky smooth.
Good quality lingerie too will help you look gorgeous and make your stomach look flat and toned.
Tummy control suits are a great option for those who want to look sexy without getting a tummy tuck. So consider these options before you decide to take the plunge.
Do you think that a tummy tuck is a necessity? Do let us know in the comments section.