When it comes to getting a defined body, the abdominal area is notoriously difficult to tone. You can religiously adhere to an adequate diet and exercise routine without this area even budging. Significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or the aging process can result in abdominal skin and muscles sagging, stretching, and retaining excess fat. No matter what the cause may be, sometimes no amount of core exercises and green smoothies can offer you the results that you are looking for. The truth is that you could obtain the body contours that you are seeking by undergoing a tummy tuck procedure.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Medically known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure helps to remove sagging skin as it tightens abdominal wall muscles. This leads to the appearance of a tighter, flatter, and more youthful stomach area. Even though the procedure can remove some excess fat, it should not be considered as a replacement for normal weight loss.
Tummy Tuck or Lipo?
Patients sometimes wonder if they should undergo a tuck procedure or liposuction. The answer comes down to the type of results that you are looking to achieve. A liposuction procedure only involves the removal of fat. Unless your skin is supple and elastic, you may have excess skin in this region.
Although a tummy tuck involves the removal of some fat, its main purpose is removing and/or tightening excess abdominal skin and tightening muscles. It is normally performed on those who have already lost weight but have excessive skin that requires removal. If you would like to have both skin tightening and fat loss, you can always use a combination of a tummy tuck with a liposuction procedure to get the best of both worlds.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The best candidates for the procedure are those who have had difficulty returning their abdominal area to how it appeared before they gave birth. It also helps those who are struggling to tone their stomachs as they grow older or are close to their optimal body weight but need toning. A tummy tuck is also suitable for those who have undergone extreme weight loss through surgery, exercise, or diet.
If you feel that you would benefit from a tummy tuck procedure, or you are looking for more information about this treatment, please feel free to schedule an initial consultation at Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery, located in Louisville. Contact our office today to book your appointment!