(Updated for 2019)
There are many reasons men and women decide to have a tummy tuck. Each one is personal and should be given consideration when choosing to have an abdominoplasty.
If you’ve been thinking about having a tummy tuck, here are a few indications that it might be time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Campanile.
After Major Weight Loss
Have you achieved major weight loss? Significant weight loss is one of the prime motivators for tummy tuck surgery. All too often, significant weight loss will result in loose, deflated skin around the midsection which can’t quite snap back due to being stretched for too long or too far beyond its limits.
Loose, stretched-out muscles also may become more visible once the fat is reduced from the abdominal area. If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight and now want to shape up your midsection, abdominoplasty is worth a look.
When Exercise Just Won’t Cut It
Do you find that no matter how many ab crunches, situps, and other exercises you do, you still have a paunch that just will not go away? Does your belly hang over your belt whether you’re sitting or standing?
For the person who is already at their ideal weight but just needs a little body sculpting, a tummy tuck (or tummy tuck/lipo combination) can get the results you just can’t achieve on your own.
Have you had multiple pregnancies which have left you with a stretched-out abdomen? A tummy tuck can get your belly back where it belongs by repairing stretched abdominal muscles and removing the excess skin and with that some stretch marks. It can also reposition your belly button to a more pleasing position if that is an issue as well.
When the muscle walls have extended beyond repair, exercise won’t return them to normal. You need surgical repair of the abdominal muscles in order to enjoy the flatter stomach you had before your kids.