Tummy Tuck Boston

A tight, sculpted tummy is a hot commodity these days. Many people spend hours in the gym and meticulously watch what they eat in order to achieve ‘rock hard abs’. For the rest of us, however, the tasks of diet and exercise are not so easy. Many factors contribute to excess fat around the waistline, including:

  • Childbirth
  • Dramatic weight gain or loss
  • Lack of exercise
  • Age
  • Genetics

The abdominoplasty procedure, commonly referred to as the “Tummy Tuck” can be an effective way of eliminating excess fatty tissues and stretched skin, and even tightening weak and collapsed abdominal muscles, dramatically flattening the waistline.

This procedure has yielded amazing results for countless people, but it is not a replacement for proper diet and exercise. Rather, when the abdominoplasty is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, the results can be both amazing and long-lasting. There are some things you should consider before an abdominoplasty, however. If you are planning on dramatic weight loss, or plan on becoming pregnant, it would make sense to postpone abdominoplasty, as weight loss or pregnancy can have adverse effects on the results of the Tummy Tuck.

Stretch marks can also be a concern for those seeking abdominoplasty, and although the procedure can oftentimes remove some of the damaged skin, especially below the belly button where excess skin is removed, the abdominoplasty is not specifically performed to remove stretch marks. Talk to your doctor regarding your concerns and perhaps he will have a suggestion for the best course of action.

The abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck may be a good option for you if you:

  • Maintain good physical health and weight
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are frustrated by your attempts at weight loss and firming of your abdominal area with diet and exercise
  • Have stretch marks from lack of elasticity