Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

Jessica Ennis Effect Sees Rise In Tummy Surgery Enquiries

There is little denying now that the Olympics were a resounding success. Bringing together the people of Britain in a way almost nobody thought possible prior to the event, they was a triumph of organisation and drama, as well as a huge boost to the national mood. There were many hero’s created during the 17 days, but few stood taller than Jess Ennis as she won Heptathlon gold and cemented her status as one of the nation’s sweethearts. Coming from a mixed race family in Sheffield, Ennis celebrated a triumph for Britain’s multiculturalism, as well as its working class. It appears however, that the effect of her triumph hasn’t just been waving flags, beaming faces and a gold post box in her home city. As a result of her victory and physical appearance, more women than ever have opted to undergo a tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, is an operation designed to remove the excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also has the ability to tighten the abdominal muscles. However, despite no surgeon worth his salts claiming that the procedure would make you have a stomach like Ennis, it appears that women across the country have been inspired to at least make a fresh start and try and emulate their new found heroine. Tummy tucks also have the ability to remove or reduce the appearance of stretch marks and unwanted scars on an abdomen. The operation removes folds of skin left behind after losing a lot of weight, as well as tightening the stretched skin that remains. It was reported earlier in the year that the procedure was becoming increasingly more common for women looking to lose weight after pregnancy, and it appears that Ennis’ gold medal is the latest factor to encourage women to take to surgery to improve their physical performance.

A quicker, less evasive method to a tummy tuck operation is also being considered by those seeking to have the body of an Olympic hero. A tummy fat reduction treatment which is a form of liposuction, targets the areas of the body where fat is hard to shift by freezing fat cells and causing them to waste away naturally. As ever, any women who are serious about looking at surgery as an option need to find themselves a responsible and professional plastic surgeon to have a consultation with. Tummy tucks can be a life changing operation and improve somebody’s well-being for the better, but not in the wrong hands. Always ensure your surgeon is registered with not only the General Medical Council, but the specialist register for Plastic Surgery as well.

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