Attaining a flat, toned stomach is hard. It takes dedication, a healthy diet, and regular exercise. Even then, those may not be enough to give you the look you want. Maybe you have excess skin or fat around your abdomen. Maybe your abdominal muscles are damaged from pregnancy and childbirth.
If you identify with any of those issues, a tummy tuck may be the procedure for you. It could give you a more muscular-looking stomach, eliminate unwanted fat and skin, and repair damaged abdominal muscles. Here are three reasons why a tummy tuck could be right for you.
1. You Just Gave Birth
As rewarding as pregnancy and motherhood can be, they also take a physical toll. After childbirth, you could be left with issues such as:
- Stretched, damaged, or torn abdominal muscles
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin
- Excess fat
- Visible C-section scars
Many of these problems are not correctable through diet and exercise. Additionally, with all the sacrifices you make for your kid, you may not have as much time to take care of yourself as you once did. Our surgeons may recommend combining your tummy tuck with other procedures as part of a mommy makeover to fully restore your pre-pregnancy body.
2. You Lost a Lot of Weight
Your weight loss is something you should be proud of. You worked hard to achieve it, and your choices will help you live a much healthier life. However, it may have left you with loose skin and excess fat deposits that won’t go away.
Loose skin is tough to get rid of post-weight-loss. It can be embarrassing, unsightly, and a painful reminder of how your body used to look. A tummy tuck can eliminate that excess skin and, when combined with liposuction, get rid of any remaining deposits of excess fat.
3. You’re Self-Conscious About the Appearance of Your Stomach
If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your stomach, it can negatively impact your self-confidence and make you feel awkward in social situations. Ask yourself if you deal with any of these issues:
- You’re embarrassed to wear a bikini or, if you’re a man, go shirtless in a bathing suit.
- You avoid form-fitting clothing because it highlights your gut.
- You’re uncomfortable taking your shirt off with intimate partners because of the appearance of your stomach.
- You suck in your gut when meeting new people or posing for pictures.
If you suffer from those issues, a tummy tuck could address your problems.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today
At Specialists in Plastic Surgery, our doctors are dedicated to helping you attain the body you’ve always wanted. They are professional, compassionate, and committed to using the latest surgical techniques and technologies.
A consultation with one of our doctors could help you decide if a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you. We serve Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Call (919) 785-0505 today to set up a visit.