Shedding troublesome tummy fat can be incredibly frustrating and stressful for both men and women. A belly pooch can become prominent for several reasons, including natural aging. If you follow a proper diet and exercise routine and still cannot shed stubborn stomach fat, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can be an incredibly effective method for achieving a smooth, contoured abdomen. Dr. Patrick Obasi and the team at Noble Cosmetic Surgery in Plano, near Dallas, Texas, would love to welcome you in for a consultation to find out if a tummy tuck is right for you.
More than 130,000 abdominoplasties are performed annually, and it has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures sought each year. It is important to note that timing is everything when it comes to cosmetic surgery. To know beforehand if you are ready for a tummy tuck, it is best to do some self-education on your own prior to seeing a doctor. Here are a couple of reasons why many men and women seek out this procedure.
A tummy tuck can be a viable treatment for underlying abdominal muscles that have become stretched or damaged. This can often happen to women who have just gone through pregnancy. While these muscles are able to self-repair, women can suffer from a condition called diastasis, where the abdominal muscles start spreading apart. If you lay flat with your legs raised and you see a bulge appear in your stomach, you could be suffering from this condition. These muscles are brought back together during abdominoplasty and made tight and firm for a flatter, desirable midsection.
Tightens loose skin
If you have had weight fluctuations or are a woman who has gone through pregnancy, chances are the skin of your abdomen has lost its elasticity. Skin tightening is a major reason why many patients choose to undergo an abdominoplasty. This procedure will eliminate the appearance of mild to severe loosened skin, and your abdomen will be flat and contoured.