Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Tummy-tuck surgery or abdominoplasty, can flatten your abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It can also remove some if not all of the stretch marks in your lower abdomen. It is popular following pregnancy, massive weight loss or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles impairs body contour. Most patients report improved self-esteem as a result of this procedure.
When to Consider a Tummy Tuck
- If you’ve got flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen that does not improve with diet or exercise.
- If the shape of your abdomen has been affected by pregnancy or massive weight loss.
- If you feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive.
- If your self-confidence is marred by your stomach contour.
Many people who consider a tummy tuck also consider liposuction and a lower body lift.
Although exercise and a healthy diet are crucial in minimizing fat development, they are not useful for spot reduction and may also have no positive effect on some areas of your face and body. Liposuction has the unique ability to remove the unwanted subcutaneous fat you specify without adversely affecting other areas. For example, if you find that the only aesthetic concern is the bulging fat on your stomach or thighs, and you’re satisfied with the rest of your body, then liposuction may be your most effective solution to create a contour that is smoother, leaner and more visually appealing.