A flat and
well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for
through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these
methods cannot achieve our goals.
individuals of otherwise normal body weight and
proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is
loose and sagging. The most common causes of this
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat
and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or
separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is
smoother and firmer.
tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an
appropriate exercise program.
the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent,
the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by
significant fluctuations in your weight. For this
reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight
loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies
may be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.
tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these
may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located
on the areas of excess skin that will be excised,
generally those treated areas below the belly button.
right for me?
tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and
you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone
else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You are a non-smoker
- You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is