A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
The positive outcome of a tummy tuck can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.
Also, a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally those treated areas below the belly button.*
* Individual results may vary.
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure, and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Dr. Huq recommends an initial consultation about your personal goals for a tummy tuck at our Niagara Falls plastic surgery clinic.
Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if: