Have you ever been getting dressed for a big event and feeling excited…until you look down? You can’t help but be upset by your belly overhang that’s ruining your lean, fashionable look and distorting the lines of your carefully chosen outfit. A tummy tuck offers a solution to the problem of stubborn belly fat or sagging abdominal skin.

Women get tummy tucks for many different reasons. A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is a procedure that sculpts and smoothes the midsection by removing excess skin and tissue. All women who want tummy tucks are seeking great results that make their stomachs look lean and youthful, but women choose tummy tucks for many reasons. Keep reading to see if any of these reasons sound like your reasons.

1. You’ve Had a Child

Though motherhood can be a wonderful, rewarding experience, pregnancy can make big changes to your body. During pregnancy, your stomach expands, allowing room for the fetus to grow. After birth, some women’s stomachs go back to their pre-pregnancy appearance by eating healthy and exercising. But other women still have separated abdominal muscles, stretched skin, and excess fat around their midsections no matter how healthy they eat or how much they exercise. A tummy tuck can tighten your abdominal muscles and sculpt your abdomen, returning you to your pre-baby stomach.

2. You’ve Lost a Lot of Weight

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you know how challenging it can be to change your habits. Losing a lot of weight can lead to a midsection plagued by loose, drooping skin. You’ve worked so hard to get into shape and attain a slimmer figure. Before, your clothing choices were limited by what fit, and now you have to choose what will cover up the excess skin around your midsection. All of your hard work, and you’re still wearing baggy, unflattering clothes!

A tummy tuck can remove the excess tissue and fat around your abdomen. You’ll feel more confident in your new, more flattering clothes and even a swimsuit!

A tummy tuck isn’t a way to lose weight. You should be at your goal weight before undergoing the procedure. A tummy tuck can sculpt your stomach so that you look lean and youthful.

3. You’re Aging — and so is Your Midsection

The older you get, the harder it is to fight belly fat. You become more susceptible to weight gain as you age and your muscle mass declines. Age-related hormonal changes, like menopause, can increase weight gain in your midsection. A tummy tuck can give you a leaner stomach and a more youthful appearance, especially when combined with liposuction.

4. Your Abdominal Wall Muscles are Weak

When you think about a tummy tuck, you probably think about the cosmetic benefits. A tummy tuck can also surgically tighten abdominal muscles in addition to removing extra tissue and fat from the abdomen.

It’s common for abdominal wall muscles to separate during pregnancy. This condition is called diastasis recti, and it can only be repaired surgically. During a tummy tuck, these muscles are pulled together, resolving the belly pooch caused by diastasis recti.

Do These Reasons Sound Familiar?

Do you see your concerns in any of the four reasons above? Are you ready to increase your confidence and feel more positive about your body? You may be ready for a tummy tuck. Dr. Madry offers free consultations for patients considering a tummy tuck. Schedule yours today.

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