Many women strive for a flat and well-toned abdomen, but sometimes, exercise and weight control are not enough to achieve this goal. Even individuals of otherwise normal weight and proportion can develop a protruding or sagging abdomen due to pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations, heredity, and prior surgery. A tummy tuck, or abdomnioplasty, corrects this problem by removing the excess fat and skin; in most cases, the procedure also involves restoring weakened or separated muscles in order to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. This is a highly individualized and personal procedure; only undertake this procedure if it is right for you.
Is a tummy tuck right for you?
- Are you physically healthy and at a stable weight?
- Are your expectations realistic?
- Are you a non-smoker?
- Are you bothered by the feeling your stomach is too large?
- Are normal weight-loss procedures ineffective?