Female Model with Tummy TuckEveryone has a firm and flat abdomen, but sometimes it just needs to be uncovered. Eating a healthy diet and exercising frequently can help reveal it; however, sometimes a cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck can aid and accelerate your efforts. Belly fat is arguably the most stubborn fat on the entire body, and it can seem impossible to get rid of excess skin once you lose the fat. When you feel like you have done all that you can possibly do to reach your goals but are frustrated, exhausted and ready to see real results – a tummy tuck is the only way to tone and firm up your abdomen.

What Exactly Does a Tummy Tuck Do?

A tummy tuck is ideal for men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight. It is also an ideal procedure for moms that have had one or more children. And although the pregnancies happened some time ago, you still have an excess of unattractive loose abdominal skin around your midriff area. The tummy tuck process involves removing some fat and tissue in the affected area, as well as tightening up the abdomen muscles that often become separated when women are pregnant. This condition is called diastasis recti, and there is absolutely no way that it can be repaired without having a tummy tuck surgery.

Is a Tummy Tuck the Same As Liposuction?

One of the most common points of confusion patients often have is that they do not know the difference between a tummy tuck and a liposuction procedure. Liposuction is generally performed when patients have excess fat built up that they simply can’t eliminate. A tummy tuck, which is also referred to as an abdominoplasty, is most commonly performed when the patient has been able to eliminate their excess abdominal fat with diet and exercise, but the excess skin needs to be tightened up. However, some of the patients I care for at MP Plastic Surgery Center require a combination of the procedures to achieve their goals. In this situation, I perform a minor liposuction procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits before the tummy tuck that tightens everything else up. So while the procedures are different, they can also go hand-in-hand in some instances.

Uncover Your Firm and Flat Abdomen

Your firm and flat abdomen is hiding inside your body somewhere. When you have great eating and exercising habits, your flat abdomen is definitely there, but you just need a little extra help to uncover it. A tummy tuck is one of the safest and most effective procedures available today for patients who need a little extra help.

At MP Plastic Surgery Center, I want to be sure that all of my patients have the physical appearance they desire in order to boost their self-confidence. I won’t be happy until you are happy, and I will learn exactly what it will take to achieve your goals during my initial consultation with you. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about what a tummy tuck can do for you.

Call today at (817) 529-9199.