When it comes to having a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty – a surgical procedure that flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall – your surgeon will be able to make a final call on whether you need one or not. However, if you identify with one or more of the following issues and are seeking a flat abdomen, it may be time to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon at 8 West Clinic to see if a tummy tuck is right for you:
Men and women who were once obese or very overweight and, after shedding the pounds, are left with excess fat deposits or unflattering loose skin around the belly, often make good candidates for an abdominoplasty. Just remember, if you’re still working to reach your target weight, it may be wise to put the tummy tuck on hold until you’ve hit your goal.
Though we’d like to think that any unwanted blubber can be beat with conscious nutrition and targeted exercise, that fact is some stubborn body fat will resist even our best personal efforts to eliminate it. When that’s the case with flab or excess skin in and around the abdomen, you may benefit from a tummy tuck.
Though many women are able, post-pregnancy, to successfully lose their “baby weight,” some find they are left with an unflattering “pooch” that, despite diet and exercise, simply won’t go away. The causes behind this frustrating feature include loose abdominal muscles, extra skin, fat and a relaxed pelvic girdle and, when good eating habits and physical fitness can’t correct the issue, a tummy tuck may be in order. (However, if you plan on having more children, it may be best to wait until you’re family is complete.)
Ready to discover whether a tummy tuck is right for you? Book your free consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at 8 West Clinic today!