Many women, and men, long for the flat tummy they had in their youth. Pregnancy or mid-life weight gain around your middle can make it seem impossible to get back a flat stomach. Even with diet and exercise, it can be difficult to achieve a smooth abdomen. If you have struggled to button your jeans or want a flat tummy for swimsuit season, you may want to consider a tummy tuck.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
Traditionally, a tummy tuck is used to remove excess fat from the abdomen region while tightening loose skin. This is achieved through liposuction techniques to remove the fat and surgical methods to tighten the skin. However, not all tummy tucks result in a tight, flat stomach. Although the fat and excess skin may be removed, often the abdomen wall is not tightened, leaving a softer appearance than you may have had in your youth.
There are advanced techniques that can be used to create a flatter, toned stomach region after a tummy tuck. Some plastic surgeons have perfected their methods to give their patients a fit, flat abdomen by using a variety of surgical procedures. For example, using both open and closed wound liposuction techniques can help remove fat from the area while allowing the surgeon to shape the tissue. Another method uses sutures in the abdomen wall to create the tighter look that most people want in their tummy region.
If you have been struggling to flatten your stomach without the results you desire, consider consulting a plastic surgeon that specializes in advanced tummy tuck procedures. You can have a flat tummy again and the confidence that goes with it.
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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309