When Should You Consider a Tummy Tuck?

Posted on April 3, 2015

Life can take its toll on the body. In fact, it’s sometimes our greatest accomplishments that leave behind the most unwelcome evidence, and the visual markers of these accomplishments can deflate your self-confidence. Pregnancy, dramatic weight loss, or even the normal aging process can result in bellies that bulge with sagging skin or loose muscles.

Unfortunately, hard work alone can’t always guarantee our desired results. Sometimes diet and exercise are simply not enough, and surgery may be required to help you look and feel your best. A tummy tuck can slim your waistline for a flat, youthful looking stomach.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Pregnancy can stretch the skin around the abdomen and weaken the stomach muscles, while considerable weight loss can leave behind unwanted baggy, sagging skin. And during the aging process, skin can lose its elasticity and muscles may gradually weaken.

If any of these situations sound all too familiar, you may be considering a tummy tuck. During a tummy tuck, your cosmetic surgeon can remove loose skin and eliminate fat deposits from the abdomen, along with tightening separated or weakened muscles. The end result is a taut, slender stomach that you can be proud of.

Regardless of the reason you’ve developed the appearance of a permanent paunch, a tummy tuck can give you a firmer midsection. If you are in good health, have realistic expectations of surgery and would like to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence, you may be an excellent candidate for the procedure.