You’ve dieted and exercised and still can’t get rid of the little “pooch” in your abdomen. If you’ve tried everything and haven’t been able to achieve a flat stomach, you’re not alone. Most people have trouble with that problem area. The good news is, tummy tuck surgery can get rid of that stubborn fat and give you the flatter stomach you desire. Here are some reasons why patients get a tummy tuck.
Aging and weight loss
Aging can do a number on your body, and you’ll find that with aging our skin and muscles start to slacken. Tummy tuck surgery can tighten those underlying abdominal muscles. If you’ve lost a little weight or a significant amount of weight, you absolutely want to show off your new contours.
But as you know, diet and exercise alone often can’t get rid of that abdominal fat, especially if you’re dealing with an apron of skin hanging down over the abdomen. This not only presents an aesthetic concern, but a functional one as well as you may have challenges with clothing and skin irritations. A tummy tuck can help you get the flat, firm stomach you’ve always wanted.
The abdominal weight gain from pregnancy and weight loss after childbirth can stretch your abdominal skin and support muscles to a point of no return. The stomach muscles can actually separate in the center of the abdomen.
A tummy tuck can tighten or re-center separated stomach muscles and remove the stubborn fat and excess skin. If you’re not done with childbearing, it’s a good idea to wait to have tummy tuck surgery as pregnancy could undo the results of surgery.
While a tummy tuck does wonders for men and women alike, if you’re only concerned about stubborn pockets of fat but have elastic skin, liposuction may be better for you. If you’re interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery and whether you’re a good candidate for surgery, call (508) 567-3202 today to set up a consultation.