Losing your belly fat and getting into the best shape of your life is much easier than you would ever believe. Having the perfect figure is a goal that many people set for themselves and it is now possible with the help of a skilled plastic surgeon. If you want to get rid of your belly fat, then you can just opt for a tummy tuck and achieve the body of your dreams.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which the excess fat from the belly is removed and the underlying abdominal muscles are tightened to give you a firmer, more defined stomach. The procedure is also commonly known as an abdominoplasty. This procedure will help improve your overall appearance and enhance your body profile.

A great deal of people desire a flat and well-defined tummy. Many of them work to achieve their aesthetic goals by incorporating a strict diet or workout routine, but these practices don’t always pan out the way you would expect. Fortunately, with a tummy tuck, you can achieve your ideal shape quickly and safely.

What are the Types of Tummy Tuck?

There are two types of tummy tuck surgeries and your doctor will surely discuss the two methods with you during a consultation. Until then, here is a little bit of introduction on the two types of tummy tucks.

Complete abdominoplasty: In this type of tummy tuck procedure, a cut will be made from one side of the hip bone to the other and then your surgeon will make the necessary changes which includes the removal of any excess fat or skin, and the tightening of the abdominal muscles. Your belly button may also be repositioned for a more symmetrical appearance.

Partial Abdominoplasty: During a partial abdominoplasty, which is also known as a mini-abdominoplasty, your doctor will make smaller improvements to your body and typically targets fat deposits below the naval. It take less time and offers a shorter recovery period.

Who are the Best Candidates for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is an option worth considering if you have a stable body weight. It is not suited for anyone who is severely overweight, or those who have problems maintaining a consistent body weight.

The best candidates are in good general health and free from any underlying health conditions. You should be ready to follow your doctor’s pre-surgical and post-surgical instructions. These instructions may require you to stop smoking if you smoke, quit using certain medications, to reach a healthy, stable weight, and take the appropriate amount of time off your normal duties to recover.

If you are bothered by your tummy increasing considerably in size and want to improve its appearance, then you should definitely go for a tummy tuck. If you have undergone a pregnancy and your abdomen has developed a saggy appearance, then a tummy tuck can be a really good option for you to correct it.

Contact Our Office

If doing an endless number of sit ups and controlling your calorie intake has not been enough to reduce that pooch, a tummy tuck is worth giving a chance. Contact us to schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. JoAnne Lopes, to learn more.