You do your best to take care of yourself in order to have the figure that will make you happy. You eat a healthy diet, you don’t overindulge and you include fitness in your daily routine. Despite all of your efforts to look your best, your abdomen is a problem. You have extra fat hanging on and the muscles have loosened over time. It could be a part of aging. You might have lost weight. If you have been pregnant, carrying a child can really take a toll on your stomach. Whatever the reason, you need some extra help to tone your stomach. A tummy tuck can give you positive results.
What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is an outpatient surgical procedure that involves trimming away the excess skin and fat that are giving you problems around your midsection. Skin will be trimmed away. Any deposits of fat will be removed and your muscles will be tightened. In the end, you will have a firmer, flatter stomach that has the kind of contours you would like to see.
Will a Tummy Tuck Work for You?
If you are thinking about getting a tummy tuck, you should be at a weight that makes you happy. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution. You should not have a tummy tuck if you plan on having children. Every time that you carry another child, your abdomen will go through major changes. It is harder to snap back to your pre-baby figure after you give birth and you could cancel out the results of your procedure. You should have expectations that are realistic. Your stomach is only going to maintain its shape if you work at it. You will need to continue to work out and eat foods that will keep your weight under control. You should be healthy enough for your procedure. If you have any underlying conditions that could put you at risk, you will need to think about other ways that you can tone your tummy.
Discuss a Tummy Tuck with Our Surgeon Today
If you are tired of staring at a flabby stomach that won’t get into shape no matter what you try, a tummy tuck could be the best answer for you. See our plastic surgeon at Athena Plastic Surgery for a consultation visit to discuss your concerns with your figure. Our surgeon will evaluate your stomach and body to tell you if a tummy tuck is a sensible move for you. If it is, find out more about what to expect during your surgery and recovery to get the flat stomach you want. Serving the West Palm Beach area, contact us today at our Stuart or Palm Beach Gardens office.