Many life events can wreak havoc on the appearance of your belly—including pregnancy, aging, genetics, and massive weight loss. And no matter how hard you try, sometimes you cannot get rid the excess fat and skin in the abdominal area—this is often due to lax abdominal muscles and loss of skin elasticity. Regardless, a protruding tummy can make you feel self-conscious and less confident.
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as the tummy tuck, can help you achieve the flat stomach that you desire. This procedure removes the excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, tightens underlying muscles, and creates a flatter and smoother skin contour.
Here are the most common reasons why patients undergo a tummy tuck procedure to achieve a flat stomach.
Pregnancy can create significant changes to your abdominal area. After all, the abdomen must stretch to its limits in order to accommodate a growing child—or two. With the stretching that occurs over the period of nine months, the abdomen often might not go back to its past shape and size.
Many women who have had children end up with saggy skin, stretched or separated abdominal muscles, undesired stretch marks, and extra fat in the abdomen. As a result, the tummy tuck is a common procedure performed as part of the mommy makeover, which helps these women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies.
Tummy tucks remove the excess skin and fat in the midsection. They also tighten the stretched or separated abdominal muscles caused by pregnancy, which can also have the added benefit of treating stress incontinence, which is common after giving birth. In addition, by removing excess skin, this surgery can often remove stretch marks,too.
Massive Weight Loss
Men and women who have lost significant weight can tell you that though the end result is healthier, it also comes with excess, saggy skin. And no matter how much fat you lose, how much you work out, and how much you tone your muscles, you may never see that hard-earned sixpackdue to excess skin sitting on top of the abdomen. The tummy tuck is the only solution to removing this excess skin and fatty tissue.
Gaining and losing a lot of weight during your lifetime can also lead to stretched abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall in order to create a flatter and more sculpted look.
Finally, you’ll be able to see the results from all of your hard work.
The Aging Process
As we age, our skin starts to lose its definition and its elasticity. It’s only natural, then, that the skin on the abdomen often becomes looser and droopy with age. However, even though it’s a natural part of the aging process doesn’t mean we all have to accept it.
To fight the effects of the aging process, many men and women choose to undergo a tummy tuck procedure in order to get the flat stomachs of their youth.
Everyone accumulates fat in different areas of their bodies based on genetics. For some, the majority of their fat accumulates in the abdominal area, leading to an undesirable pot belly. No matter how much you diet or exercise, the belly remains unchanged. This undefined waist can hinder your overall appearance and affect your body proportions.
A tummy tuck procedure is an excellent solution for those who feel self-conscious or less attractive due to a pot belly. By eliminating excess skin and fat, the stomach will look flat and firm. With a tummy tuck, you could have the silhouette you’ve always wanted, whether that’s an hourglass figure or a slimmer torso.