Do I Need a Tummy Tuck After My Weight Loss?
The journey to losing weight can often feel tedious and frustrating, and at the end, you want to have a body you are comfortable with and proud of. But for many men and women, excess skin that results from weight loss prevents them from having the body contour they desire. Genetics plays a significant role in determining who will develop excess skin, and it cannot always be avoided. If you are unhappy with the shape and look of your body after your weight loss, a tummy tuck procedure may be right for you.
Shed Inches of Excess Skin
The main goal of a tummy tuck is to reduce the amount of excess skin around the abdominal area. People develop excess skin because their tissues have become lax as a result of their weight gain. While exercise can help tone your underlying muscles, it cannot always restore your skin’s elasticity. A tummy tuck trims off the unwanted skin and drapes the remaining tissue to create a more toned abdominal contour.
Tighten Lax Muscles
Some people who have lost a significant amount of weight experience laxity in their abdominal muscles following their transition. While building muscle is important when losing weight, some patients have weak connective fibers that result in a protruding abdomen. This abdominal pooch can be improved through tummy tuck surgery by tightening the muscles of the stomach with a corset technique. This method can be used to restore firmness to your abdominal appearance.
Remove Unwanted Pounds of Fat
Stubborn fat accumulation can prevent you from reaching that ideal number on the scale. Since we cannot spot reduce fat and genetics makes us prone to storing fat in specific regions, you may have areas with excess fat that you cannot get rid of. Liposuction can be combined with any tummy tuck procedure to define the abdomen and achieve the best results possible.
You have already put in the effort to transform your body, and you shouldn’t have to live with the burden of excess skin after your weight loss. It might be time to see how a tummy tuck procedure can help refine your new appearance.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hochstein today. Call our office at (305) 931-3338 or contact us online.