There are a number of changes that can occur to your body that can rob you of a toned and fit physique. Pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural aging process can all leave you with a flabby, loose abdominal appearance. Diet and exercise can only provide people certain results. However, pregnancy and weight loss leave you with laxity that cannot be reversed in the gym. A tummy tuck can give you the body contour you’ve always wanted. If you have one or more of these issues, surgery may be right for you.
Rapid or prolonged stretching of the skin can cause it to lose its elastic nature. Folds of skin are common after a recent weight loss, but women may also experience this issue after pregnancy. Skin laxity typically occurs from the navel, which folds over the lower pubic area. It may cause your clothing to fit uncomfortably, or you may feel embarrassed in clothing that is too revealing.
Weak Abdominal Muscles
Abdominal weakness is especially common after pregnancy. The connective fibers that hold the muscles together stretch. This causes an abdominal pooch to develop. Weak abdominal muscles can lead to an unattractive appearance, even in women who otherwise look fit and healthy. A mini tummy tuck technique might be the ideal treatment if you just need to address abdominal weakness.
A tummy tuck can remove excess fat from across the abdomen. This unwanted fat can contribute to love handles and affect the fit of your clothing. Excess fat can cover the definition in your stomach. By removing unwanted fat, you can enhance the contours of your body.
Stretch marks can impact the smooth appearance of your stomach and hips. They may cause you to feel self-conscious. While a tummy tuck cannot eliminate stretch marks, it can improve their appearance. Any stretch marks that are present in the area of the skin that is removed will be removed as well.
For more information about the benefit of a tummy tuck, to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.