3 interesting facts about the tummy tuck
Tummy tucks are an ideal way to get rid of any excess fat that cannot be removed by dieting or exercising.
In most cases, the procedure aims to tighten the muscles and give you a toned core to give you the silhouette you have always dreamed of. If you are interested in learning more about the tummy tuck, here are three interesting facts you may never have realised about the procedure:
1. It was first developed over 100 years ago
Whilst many presume that the tummy tuck is a fairly modern procedure, it was actually first developed over 100 years ago. Despite this, the technique is still quite a contemporary procedure in comparison to other plastic surgery procedures which were first invented in Ancient Greece and Rome.
The tummy tuck was initially performed as a medical procedure to treat conditions such as an umbilical hernia, however, it was in 1890 that the French discovered it could also be used to improve body contouring, which is what we see performed today.
2. Liposuction was only introduced in the 1980s
Within the last 40 years, the methods of tummy tuck procedures have improved dramatically. During the 1960s and 1970s, scars became minimised and body contouring methods had developed. Yet, it was only as recently as 1988 that the revolutionary liposuction procedure was introduced, meaning that all body sizes and shapes could undergo the procedure to improve their silhouette with dramatic results.
3. There are various types of tummy tuck
Although tummy tucks are usually considered as a generalised term, there are a number of different types to suit a range of body types. The most minor procedure is known as the mini tummy tuck which involves the removal of loose skin on the lower abdomen. On the other hand, the full tummy tuck removes large amounts of excess skin and tightens the muscles which targets the entire torso.
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