Most Americans realize by now that the best way lose belly fat is through leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes regular exercise, a diet free of processed foods and sugars, good sleeping habits and proper hydration. I understand though that some women have a much tougher time than others due to their lack of experience exercising and unhealthy habits at the dinner table. I know that most of you are busy bees, and your attempts to shed those lingering 15 pounds continue to leave you feeling helpless. As frustrating as that may be for you, that is where abdominoplasty Los Angeles can provide a solution for your concerns.
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as tummy tuck, is capable of eliminating excess skin and fat between the belly button and pubic region. The way a tummy tuck procedure works usually starts off with an incision made at the bikini line and the abdominals are repaired to make the belly appear flattened. After the excess skin is removed and the tummy appears flattened is when the incisions will be closed together with sutures to keep the contour intact and carefully covered with medical dressings.
Many of us struggle with our weight, because of unhealthy foods and overloading on calories in our daily diet. Many of us think that if we take out our frustration by eating food that we can lose the weight by going a little harder at the gym. The fact of the matter is that when adults consume too much before a workout they will have to spend lots of time to burn off the calories they recently consumed. In the past, I have worked with many women who claimed that they spent hours doing sit ups and walking for miles to keep their weight down but they are still unable to eliminate the fat they have been carrying for months.
The point of having a tummy tuck is that not only will it help you shed those last extra pounds and inches, but it will also help you reverse psychological effects. According to research from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University losing up to 20 percent of belly fat through exercise or surgical removal reverses the effects of cognitive decline from diabetes and obesity. Researchers found that when obese mice ran for 5 to 10 kilometers a week for 3 months or removed 15 to 20 percent of body weight, their weight and cytokine interleukin-1 levels were reduced. Investigators explained that the effect of cytokines on the brains of obese mice were chronic invaders of communication brain cells. After the fat was removed the mice were significantly repaired of the negative effects.
If you are considering losing those last few pounds of belly fat, then now is the time to take the next step to a healthier body – from brain to belly. Schedule a consultation to learn more about abdominoplasty Los Angeles and get that flat tummy just in time for bikini season.
Dr. Catherine Begovic
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As a new mom myself, I know how challenging it can be to get back to your pre-pregnancy body. Even if you’ve managed to lose all the baby weight, there are still some things that you may need some help with. Gaining weight and then losing it really changes things. You are not alone! Here are some of the common procedures that moms get to help them do something nice for themselves for once!
Breast augmentation can help restore volume and fix the deflation that occurs after pregnancy and nursing.
Breast lift will bring your nipples back up to where they once were as well as create a more youthful shape.
Tummy tuck will remove excess skin, tighten your stomach muscles and remove any stretch marks that are below your belly button.
Liposuction can help remove those stubborn pockets of fat and help create a more feminine shape [Liposuction picture]
Labiaplasty will help shape your labia which after pregnancy can cause discomfort or create a visible bulge in tight pants or leggings.
I always tell my patients that diet and exercise are always essential to being healthy after pregnancy (even though we all know it’s hard to find time for this!) However, with these mommy makeover procedures can definitely help new moms kick-start themselves back into shape.
Dr. Catherine Begovic
According to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Patients undergoing cosmetic liposuction and/or abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) procedures report significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life.
Outcomes are especially good with liposuction plus “tummy tuck,” although they include somewhat higher pain scores and longer recovery times,
The study evaluated quality of life and other outcomes in 360 patients undergoing liposuction and/or abdominoplasty to remove excess abdominal fat. About 60 percent of patients underwent liposuction alone, 35 percent underwent a combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty, and the rest underwent abdominoplasty alone.
Patients undergoing abdominoplasty rated their cosmetic outcomes an average score 9 out of 10, compared to 8 out of 10 with liposuction only. Liposuction plus abdominoplasty produced the highest patient satisfaction rate. Ninety-eight percent of patients undergoing liposuction plus abdominoplasty said they would undergo the procedure again and 99 percent that they would recommend it to others.
Overall, 86 percent of patients reported an improved sense of self-esteem after surgery. About 70 percent reported improved quality of life, more commonly after liposuction plus abdominoplasty.
Dr. Catherine Begovic M.D.