A tummy tuck – formally known as an abdominoplasty – is a surgical procedure that benefits the contours of the abdomen. During the treatment, your cosmetic surgeon carefully removes extra skin and fat. Then, the muscles in the affected area are tightened.
Although some fat is removed during a tummy tuck surgery, it is not intended as a weight loss solution on its own: Liposuction works best for that. But it can help you reduce a lot of the effects of stored fat, including those that persist after you have dropped some weight.
How Stored Fat Affects The Look And Function Of Your Abdomen
Losing even a few pounds is an achievement. No matter how long it takes, it’s worth the effort. But there is a catch: The longer fat is held around the abdomen, the more serious its effects get.
Abdominal fat can weaken the muscles of the abdomen and make it harder for you to get them toned, no matter how many sit-ups you do. Even once you burn fat, there can still be a long-lasting impact on abdominal structure.
After a while, the muscles can be compromised. They are distended, or ballooned outward, in a way that diet and exercise alone can’t resolve. Luckily, this can be fixed as part of cosmetic surgery.
While men are more likely than women to have stores of fat around the abdomen, anyone can get them. A tummy tuck can be a terrific way to restore the optimal look of the abdomen after you lose ten, fifteen, twenty, or more pounds.
Tummy Tuck Surgery To The Rescue For Your Abdomen
There are several reasons a tummy tuck is the right move after weight loss:
1. Remove More Fat
Only a small amount of fat is removed during an abdominoplasty. Combined with recent weight loss, however, the difference can be very noticeable. You’ll be a little bit lighter and much closer to a toned appearance after your procedure.
2. Get Rid Of Excess Skin
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it adapts to any fat stores that develop in the abs or elsewhere. When you burn fat, you often end up with excess skin – sometimes several inches of it. Your surgeon can excise the extra so that it won’t hang down or chafe.
3. Tighten Abdominal Muscles
Naturally, the way the abdomen is sculpted differs between men and women. Your doctor needs an outstanding sense of balance, proportion, and aesthetics to make your abdomen look great. The results are striking, and the vast majority of patients say that the process was worth it.
Find Out More About Abdominoplasty From One Of Florida’s Leading Surgeons
Here at the Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. DeMercurio has helped hundreds of patients just like you achieve the results they want from their abdominoplasty.
Before you decide on your procedure, we’ll walk you through the entire process. You’ll also discuss your goals and the results you can expect directly with Dr. DeMercurio.
To get started with a personalized consultation, contact us.