The abdominal area is a trouble spot for many men and women. That belly bulge – or “pooch” as it is often called – is notorious for its resistance to diet and exercise. Even if you go to the gym religiously, watch what you eat, and crank out those crunches like your life depends on it, that little pocket persists. Or, maybe you just haven’t had time for a consistent gym routine.
Whatever your situation, a tummy tuck may be just the thing to get you the trim waistline you yearn for.
Weight loss, C-sections, aging, and even just your body type can make it difficult to rid yourself of that belly bulge or those unattractive love handles. This is where the tummy tuck – also called an abdominoplasty – comes to the rescue, offering a flatter abdominal area and a big boost in body confidence.
This routine and time-honored procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the tummy area. During most tummy tucks, the doctor also restores stomach muscles that have weakened or separated due to age, pregnancy, and other factors. The result is a flatter, firmer, smoother, and younger-looking abdominal profile and a more contoured waistline.
Tummy tucks are popular among both men and women. Men sometimes turn to this plastic surgery procedure to remove the excess fat and skin that keeps that sculpted six-pack from showing through. Women often get tummy tucks to remove the excess skin that pregnancy (and the subsequent weight loss) can leave behind.
Whether your problem area is that lower-belly pooch, love handles, or your entire midsection, a tummy tuck can give you a flatter, smoother stomach. In some cases, a tummy tuck is performed along with Body-Jet liposuction, or other body contouring procedures in order to achieve a more dramatic transformation. It’s also a popular aspect of a “mommy makeover,” a complete plastic surgery package that focuses on addressing the effects of pregnancy on the body.