Sometimes it’s hard to know when it’s time to seek out surgical help for the flab and loose muscles in your abdomen. If you’ve been thinking about having a tummy tuck, here are a few indications that it might be time to schedule a consultation.*
Have you lost a lot of weight recently? As ironic as it may sound, weight loss is one of the prime motivators for tummy tuck surgery. All too often, significant weight loss can result in loose skin that can’t quite shrink up fast enough to keep up with the reduced fat from underneath. Loose, stretched-out muscles also may become more visible. If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight and now want to shape up your midsection, abdominoplasty is worth a look.
Do you find that no matter how many ab crunches, situps, and other exercises you do, you still have a paunch that just will not go away? Does your belly hang over your belt whether you’re sitting or standing? For the person who is already at their ideal weight but just needs a little body sculpting, Dr. Campanile may recommend a tummy tuck (or tummy tuck/lipo combination) as an option.
Have you had multiple pregnancies that have left you with a stretched-out abdomen? When the muscle walls have extended beyond repair, exercise won’t return them to normal. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and surgically re-tightens the abdominal muscles.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.