People are always on the look out for quick fix solutions for a flat stomach. They want a flat stomach quick and easy. This is the main reason that invasive treatments such as a tummy tuck and liposuction are so popular. While treatments such as a liposuction and tummy tucks can give you immediate results, can it give you sustainable results.
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Can You Sustain a Flat Stomach After a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
A tummy tuck with liposuction is the fastest way to get a flat stomach. The doctor would first suck out all the excess fat from around the tummy. He will then tighten the skin layer so that you get a nice flat stomach.
What most people forget is that these treatments will probably not last. This is because 3 important factors remain unchanged. This is the body’s hormonal system, metabolism and your habits.
Have Your Habits Changed
Most people forget that the cause of them being overweight is their habits. It is because of their habits that they have gained the weight in the first place. The weight gain is the symptom of bad habits. Temporarily removing the symptoms does not make the cause disappear. A tummy tuck or liposuction treats only the symptoms. Unless lifestyle habits are changed, the weight will come back on.
Has Your Hormonal System Changed
One of the main reasons for weight gain is the disruption in the hormonal system. Again, this is a result of habits such as eating too much refined carbohydrates, lack of sleep, not enough exercise and others. This affects hormones that affect your weight. These hormones include insulin, ghrelin, thyroid, growth hormone, testosterone and estrogen. If the hormones have not been normalized, these will continue to tilt the balance in the body towards weight gain.
Has Your Metabolism Changed
Your metabolism is largely affected by exercise and eating habits. Missing meals and starving causes your metabolism to dip. Exercise such as strength training and high intensity interval training causes your metabolism to increase. Your metabolism affects the rate at which you use energy. Unless you do something that directly influences this, the weight will just come back on again.
Treating the Symptoms
A liposuction, tummy tucks and other invasive procedures only treat the symptoms. That is the reason people who go for these invasive procedures, go from one treatment to another. There are among the many treatments available that mask symptoms. The weight will come back. Keeping the weight off requires you to address the cause which are your habits.
See the video below that explains more about a tummy tuck.