• 10 January 2014
Common Myths about Tummy Tuck Surgery in Miami

tummy tuck mythsThere are numerous myths about tummy tuck surgery in Miami. A tummy tuck, which is medically referred to as an, “abdominoplasty”, is a medical procedure that aims to remove excess fat and extra skin from the abdominal region and, in many instances, it restores muscles that have been separated and/or weakened

in order to create a smooth, firm, and physically attractive abdomen. While it is true that a tummy tuck operation carries certain risks and the potential for complications, these potential problems are becoming extremely rare as the technology and knowledge of the procedure is ever-expanding. According to statistics, the abdominoplasty procedure carries no more chance for potential complications than the most basic of all surgical procedures. Unfortunately, the small chance for complications to occur and the lack of knowledge among most people concerning this procedure has led to the development of numerous myths. In this guide, you will be introduced to the most common myths pertaining to tummy tuck procedures in Miami, as well as the factual information that dispels each myth.

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Myth # 1: A Tummy Tuck is Only for Women

One of the most common myths about tummy tuck services offered in Miami is that they are only appropriate for women. The truth of the matter is, this procedure is not gender-specific. In fact, thousands of men have the abdominoplasty procedure performed each year and that number continues to grow. While it is true that, at this point in history, the surgical procedure is more common among women than men, it is not due to the fact that it is designed only for women. It is a known fact that many women experience excess weight and/or loose skin issues after pregnancy, during their adult years, and even after certain milestones in their lives, such as menopause; however, men also experience complications with loose skin and excess weight for various reasons. Numerous men have a desire to have loose skin removed and stubborn flab eliminated from their bodies. As a result, the tummy tuck experts in Miami are trained to offer this procedure for both men and women of all ages.

Myth # 2: The Tummy Tuck Procedure is Designed for those That Are Lazy or Lack the Motivation to Lose Weight and Exercise

Since the tummy tuck procedure began to be performed in Miami, there has been a myth circulating that this procedure is specifically designed for those that lack the motivation and enthusiasm to lose weight and engage in physical activity that will help in reshaping their body from the development of excess weight. It is important to understand that this is a myth. A tummy tuck is not considered to be a procedure for weight loss. Instead, it is a means for healthy individuals who are within a short range of what is considered to be their ideal weight to eliminate excess skin and/or tissue that remains after losing unwanted pounds, or, after experiencing pregnancy. If there is loose skin and/or tissue remaining on the body, it could be extremely challenging to eliminate it due to the fact that this skin and/or tissue often lacks the elasticity that is required to become firm, even with continuous exercise. By having a tummy tuck in Miami, this complication may be overcome and excess skin and tissue may be removed so that an individual may regain the attractive firmness that they desire in the abdominal region.

Myth #3: A Tummy Tuck is the Same Thing as Liposuction

Many individuals are under the impression that a tummy tuck and liposuction are one and the same. The truth of the matter is that these are two, very different procedures. A tummy tuck is a procedure that is designed to remove excess skin and/or tissue from the abdominal region of the body. A liposuction procedure removes the fat that is located underneath the skin in the abdominal region, but above the muscles that are part of the stomach. Individuals that elect to have a tummy tuck performed do not, necessarily, have to have liposuction performed; however, there are some instances in which this is recommended to optimize the overall success rate of the tummy tuck. The tummy tuck and the liposuction procedures are two, completely different operations.


Individuals that have tummy tuck procedures performed by plastic surgeons that are board certified typically do not experience any form of surgical complication and are quite happy with the results of the operation. The operation is available for both men and women, is not considered to be a procedure for the unmotivated, and is not the same thing as liposuction, though, the plastic surgeon may recommend liposuction as a means of optimizing the appearance of the abdomen once the tummy tuck is performed. Now that you know the truth behind the most common myths associated with the procedure, If you are ready to rejuvenate your appearance, improve your health, and make a change that will leave you looking and feeling wonderful, contact the board-certified plastic surgeons at Face + Body Cosmetic Surgery to determine if you are a candidate.