An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure that restores weakened or separated abdominal muscles in most instances by removing excess fat and skin.
Good dieting and exercise is great, but sometimes doesn’t give us the flat, firm stomach we’re striving for. Even those with normal body weight can have an abdomen area that’s protruding, loose or sagging.
Besides, the need for a tummy tuck isn’t necessarily linked to factors that can be resolved through diet and exercise – pregnancy, aging, significant weight fluctuations, heredity and prior surgeries are just a few. Results from an abdominoplasty are permanent provided your weight doesn’t fluctuate too much.
An abdominoplasty is a good option if you’re physically healthy, have a stable weight, do not smoke, have realistic expectations and are bothered by having a tummy that’s too large. But if you’re planning to get pregnant or lose a lot of weight, Florida plastic surgeons suggest you postpone the procedure.
But above all…
Tummy tuck surgery is an extremely personal decision and should be done for you, not to satisfy someone else’s desires or achieve some perfect image.
We invite you to take a look at our newest article in the Florida plastic surgery knowledge center and learn more about tummy tuck surgery, how to prepare for it and pictures of some of our prior patients who’ve graciously allowed us to use pictures from their procedures to help educate future patients.