Have you been struggling with stubborn fat or flabby skin around your midsection? Are you unable to achieve the flat, toned stomach you desire—regardless of how much you diet and exercise? If any of this applies to you, you may be a perfect candidate for an abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasties are plastic surgery procedures in which extra skin and fat are removed from your midsection, the abdominal muscle is repaired if torn or split, and your belly button is given a tighter shape. More commonly this type of cosmetic surgery is known as a tummy tuck. It is popular among men and women, young and old. It is never too late to achieve the body shape you desire, but sometimes all the self-discipline with grueling diets and workouts is not enough. Our experienced board-certified plastic surgeon at NuBody Concepts would love to help you get to the body of your dreams with an abdominoplasty surgery.
There are many reasons why an abdominoplasty might be the right cosmetic surgery procedure for you. Even though you may be in good physical shape, maintain a healthy diet, and exercise regularly, you may be unhappy with extra fat and skin around your midsection. This can have many reasons.
One big reason why our tummies don’t look the same at 40 as they looked at 20 is that over time our skin loses elasticity. Even if you maintain a slim figure throughout your adult life, your skin ages and loses its ability to stretch and shrink back as needed. If you find that you have a stubborn pouch of excess skin on your belly, it might be time for a tummy tuck.
Our skin has the amazing ability to expand and shrink as needed, but it is not unlimited. If your body has undergone substantial weight gain followed by weight loss, you may find yourself with too much skin around your midriff. No matter what you do, this extra skin will keep you from achieving a flat stomach. This can be addressed with an abdominoplasty.
The changes wrought on your body during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are undeniable. Not only is it hard to lose the extra fat you might have put on, you may even have structural damage in your abdominal muscles. This can cause a bulge on your tummy that’s impossible to get rid of. Abdominoplasty surgery to repair the split or torn muscle and tighten the skin may be the only solution.