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When to Consider a Tummy Tuck Surgery

Posted December 27, 2018 in Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

For many patients, especially women, the abdominal area changes as they age due to events like pregnancy and weight gain or loss. While diet and exercise offer great results for some patients, they may not have the same effect for others. It is very common for women to spend months with a personal trainer and see absolutely no change in the appearance of the abdomen.

No one wants to cope with having a large, protruding belly. It is embarrassing to be unable to fit into favorite clothing or be comfortable in a swimsuit. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can reshape and improve the overall appearance of your lower abdomen by removing fat deposits and tightening loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles. If you are feeling embarrassed, self-conscious, or unhappy about the way your stomach looks, then tummy tuck surgery may be the right procedure for you.

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What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Next to breast augmentation and rhinoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is one of the most well-known and popular plastic surgery procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This procedure is ideal for patients struggling with post-pregnancy bodies or sagging skin because it targets major areas of concern in the abdominal region. Tummy tuck surgery is performed through an incision along the bikini line to improve the position of the rectus abdominal muscles and eliminate your pooch. It can also:

  • Trim away excess skin and fat
  • Tighten the abdominal muscles, supporting both the abdomen and back
  • Be combined with direct fat excision or liposuction
  • Further enhance your definition and curves

Reasons to Consider Tummy Tuck Surgery

While tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure, it does give people the stomach shape and tone they have always wanted or once had. Those who struggle with the following issues can opt for a tummy tuck.


Post-Pregnancy Pooch

Being a new mom is challenging, and even experienced mothers can struggle to try and stay fit after having children. Tummy tuck surgery is perfect for women who have developed skin laxity after pregnancy. Not only does it address loose or sagging skin around the midsection, but it will also treat muscle weakness or muscles that have shifted to the outer regions of the abdomen, also known as diastasis recti. The weakening of the abdominal muscles following pregnancy is what causes a prominent pooch to develop for many women. Tummy tuck surgery will tighten the abdominal muscles to restore a firm appearance and help you regain the toned belly you had before pregnancy.

Weight Loss

Weight loss can be rewarding for many people. For some patients, however, it can be almost impossible to prevent excess folds of skin from developing. Tummy tuck surgery can remove excess skin to reveal your newly toned and fit physique. An extended tummy tuck technique can also be used to address sagging skin along the hips and lower back.


The natural effects of aging can play a huge role in the way we look and feel. Even if you live a healthy, active lifestyle, it is possible to develop small folds of sagging skin around the stomach (abdominal laxity). This is seen in both men and women and gets worse when seated. Tummy tuck surgery can restore firmness to the abdomen to make you look and feel younger.

Patients interested in tummy tuck surgery may call our office at (205)-930-1600 or schedule a consultation with us online today!

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