Surgery to tone up the stomach area
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the name given to the cosmetic surgery procedure where excess skin or fat is removed from the stomach and abdominal area. For most people, this will give them a flatter looking stomach and smaller waist, as the sagging skin is no longer present. The small scarring with also be at the bottom of the stomach and can be disguised with underwear or bikini bottoms if necessary.
The effectiveness of the procedure will depend on a number of factors, including the type of skin and the person’s age and weight. However, both men and women can have them. If you have recently lost a lot of weight or had a baby and now have loose skin, this cosmetic surgery procedure may be for you – especially if you are not seeing any positive results from diet or exercise.
However, this treatment should not be seen as an easy way to lose a lot of weight as it is not suitable for people who are obese. The results are most successful in people of a fairly normal weight who simply want to get rid of sagging skin. The results may also be improved by combining the tuck with liposuction, where excess fat is removed by using a suction pump.
Older people who have sagging skin and weakened abdominal muscles may also benefit from it. In fact, weakened stomach muscles may cause medical problems such as back pain, so your doctor may suggest having this procedure for this reason.