You know that engaging in regular exercise and eating a wholesome diet can go a long way in helping you stay fit and healthy. That’s why you do your best to stay active and watch what you put on your plate.
Unfortunately, adulthood presents plenty of other challenges — age-related muscle loss, shifting hormone levels, stress, pregnancy — that can make it harder to maintain a trim figure, especially when it comes to your midsection.
If an expanding waistline has made it impossible to zip your favorite jeans, the team at Brooks Plastic Surgery can help. Here’s how board-certified plastic surgeon and tummy tuck specialist Christopher Brooks MD, can give you the flatter, firmer midsection you’re after.
What’s a tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery ranks as one of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States — and for good reason. It eliminates excess fat and skin to help create the tight, toned midsection profile you want but can’t always get through diet and exercise alone.
Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery creates a tighter, more slender abdominal profile by removing excess skin, sculpting away unwanted fat, restoring weakened or separated muscles in your abdominal wall, eliminating stretch marks, and repositioning your navel.
What can a tummy tuck do for me?
Even if you’ve always been able to maintain a healthy body weight, you can’t always control how your body changes over time. The inevitable middle-age spread is a good example — for many adults, this uncontrollable spare tire emerges despite their best efforts to keep it at bay.
Sculpt, firm, and flatten
A tummy tuck is an ideal solution for anyone whose abdomen is affected by irreversible changes in skin, muscle, and body shape that make your midsection appear thicker, flabbier, or less fit than desired.
Tighten, tone, and smooth
The procedure is popular among men and women who’ve lost a considerable amount of body weight. It’s the only way to remove excess skin, erase unwanted stretch marks, and create a smoother, tighter abdomen.
Reinforce and revitalize
Abdominoplasty is also in demand among postpartum women who want to get their pre-baby bodies back once their family is complete. That’s because a tummy tuck is a comprehensive solution that can correct separated abdominal muscles, get rid of unwanted stretch marks, and remove persistent pockets of post-baby midsection fat — all in a single procedure.
What else can a tummy tuck do for me?
A tummy tuck isn’t simply about eliminating excess belly flab and saggy skin to reveal a flat, firm midsection. It also supports your overall physical health by restoring a stronger, more stable core.
Tummy tuck surgery helps strengthen and stabilize your midsection in two important ways. It trims away burdensome excess belly fat, and it reinforces the integrity of your abdominal wall.
By reducing core strain and enhancing core stability, the procedure can help you improve your posture and put an end to chronic lower back pain. For many people, these inherently positive changes have a beneficial domino effect that leads to improved self-confidence and increased levels of activity.
In fact, most tummy tuck patients find that exercise becomes easier and more satisfying after abdominoplasty, rekindling their desire to be physically active and take charge of their overall well-being and long-term health.
Are tummy tuck results permanent?
Whether you’re dissatisfied with your abdominal profile or the overall appearance of your midsection simply makes you feel self-conscious about your body, tummy tuck surgery may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
After trimming away excess skin and suctioning away unwanted fat to create the shape you’re after, Dr. Brooks repairs your abdominal wall, tightens your overlying skin, and repositions your navel before closing the incision with absorbable sutures.
Once you’ve fully recovered, you’ll finally have the firm, flat midsection you’ve always wanted. Even better, you can expect to keep your stellar new figure for life — as long as you continue to stay active, eat wholesome foods, and maintain a healthy body weight.
To learn more about tummy tuck surgery, call 954-256-5838 or click online to schedule a visit at the Brooks Plastic Surgery office in Hollywood, Florida, office today.