Exercise and dieting may not be enough to help you achieve an attractive, flat abdomen. Over time, or due to weight gain and loss, pregnancy, or genetics, you may have a bulging, fatty tummy that no exercise will resolve.
Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?
A custom tummy tuck performed by Dr. Balinger will remove excess skin and fat and strengthen weakened muscles to create a more sculpted, firm contour, free of the bulges caused by loose skin, stretch marks, and excess fatty tissues. There are several reasons why people choose to have a tummy tuck:
- Pregnancy: A woman’s body goes through a remarkable set of changes during pregnancy, with the skin and muscle tissue stretching to accommodate the growing baby. After pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and skin may be unable to return to a pre-pregnancy firmness. Many women choose to have a tummy tuck to improve the appearance of stretched or split tummy muscles, along with sagging skin or fat.
- Weight loss: Significant weight loss can result in stretched skin on the abdomen that cannot snap back. The accomplishment of finally losing excess weight, whether through diet and exercise or after bariatric surgery, may require the final step of removing excess skin and residual fat and tightening the underlying muscles.
- Genetics: You may have inherited a genetic makeup that naturally predisposes you to have a frustrating, bulging midsection. You may have a hard time improving your abdominal appearance even with regular exercise and strict dieting. A tummy tuck may be a good solution.
A tummy tuck is one of the top five cosmetic procedures, with immensely good patient satisfaction ratings. The key is to undergo the procedure with a talented plastic surgeon who employs the most advanced techniques – Dr. Christopher Balinger.