A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to tone and tighten your midsection. Men and women in all different stages of life seek tummy tucks to give them flatter, slimmer stomachs. If you have one of the five following concerns, this body contouring treatment could be a good option for you.
1. Pregnancy Has Changed Your Stomach
During pregnancy, your stomach expands to make room for your growing child. While some women’s stomachs naturally regain their shape after birth, others are left with stretched abdominal muscles and loose, excess skin.
Dr. Lee believes that you deserve to feel confident in your appearance, especially as you enter this new and exciting phase of life. With a tummy tuck, he can help you restore your pre-pregnancy stomach. If you have additional cosmetic concerns after pregnancy, he may suggest a mommy makeover, which can include a tummy tuck, for a more comprehensive solution.
2. You’ve Lost a Significant Amount of Weight
Significant and rapid weight loss can cause drooping skin in your midsection. After working so hard to achieve a slimmer figure, you shouldn’t have to hide sagging abdominal skin beneath baggy clothing.
A tummy tuck can help you feel more confident in swimsuits and form-fitting clothing. However, it is not a weight-loss method.
Good tummy tuck candidates should be at or near their ideal weight. Then, the procedure can be used to tone and sculpt your waist so your entire body reflects your efforts.
3. Your Midsection Has Changed With Age
Belly fat can be particularly difficult to lose and keep off the older you get. As you age, your muscle mass naturally declines, and your body becomes more susceptible to weight gain. Menopause and other age-related hormonal changes can also shift weight to your midsection. A tummy tuck can give your stomach a leaner, more youthful appearance.
4. You Have Weak Abdominal Wall Muscles
While many men and women seek a tummy tuck for cosmetic reasons, the procedure has medical benefits as well. In addition to removing extra skin and fat from your midsection, a tummy tuck surgically tightens weak abdominal wall muscles. This can:
- Improve your posture
- Relieve back pain
- Prevent hernias
5. Stomach Fat Makes You Self-Conscious
A bulging stomach can make you feel embarrassed in romantic, social and professional situations. If you’re someone who lives a healthy, active lifestyle, it can also be quite frustrating to have belly fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise.
A tummy tuck helps many of our patients feel more positive about their body image. Dr. Lee offers full and mini tummy tucks to meet a wide range of cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation, he can help you determine which option would be best for you.
Your Complimentary Tummy Tuck Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about the tummy tuck procedure, call 949-548-9312 to schedule a free consultation at our office. Dr. Lee serves patients in Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana and throughout Orange County, California.