A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
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.
Even 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 include:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck surgery flattens the abdomen, tightens stomach muscles, and smoothens the skin, all in one go. After the surgery, one needs to follow a strict regimen of diet and exercise to keep away excess fat. So, surgery is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Neither are diet and exercise a substitute for surgery. Proper balance of the both is required. It not only gets rid of loose, flabby skin, but also erases the stretch marks. It gives you that flat, washboard tummy without bulges.
Risk Of Tummy Tuck
Women and men who have loose abdominal skin and fat that is concentrated in the abdomen can benefit from abdominoplasty. Sometimes these conditions are inherited. In other instances, substantial weight loss may cause abdominal skin to become flaccid. Abdominoplasty also can tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy. The procedure may somewhat improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.