Pregnancy or weight gain can stretch the abdomen skin and muscles, leaving a flabby stomach even when the weight is gone. Diet and exercise can help burn fat and tone muscles, but it is not always enough to restore a tight and flat stomach. If you have excess skin and fatty tissue on the stomach, a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, may be the best solution to restore a tight, flat stomach. Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio at Back Bay Plastic Surgery can perform various types of tummy tuck surgeries at our medical center in Boston, MA.
No number of crunches can tighten loose skin or stretched muscles on the stomach. Exercise can tone the muscles, but if you have excess skin or tissue over the muscles, you may still have a belly pooch. Both men and women can be plagued with a flabby abdomen that does not shrink or flatten from fitness or dieting efforts. Abdominoplasty is the only way to remove the skin and tighten the area to create the desired appearance.
Which Tummy Tuck Is Right for You?
There are various levels of abdomen laxity that can be addressed with different types of tummy tuck surgeries. For individuals with slightly stretched and loose skin, Dr. Del Vecchio may recommend a mini tummy tuck with a smaller incision and quicker recovery. For those with hanging skin and stretched muscle tissue, a full tummy tuck may be required. The incision size can vary from hip to hip to only a few inches, depending on how much skin needs to be removed and whether muscle repair is needed. Dr. Del Vecchio strives to discreetly hide the incision scar below the bikini line, regardless of the length of the incision.
A tummy tuck can tighten the skin and remove excess fatty tissue for a sexy, flat stomach. Women seeking a tummy tuck after pregnancy should be aware that a future pregnancy can impact the results of their procedure, as can any significant weight gain by women or men.
If you are ready to explore a tummy tuck surgery to sculpt your abdomen and midsection, contact us at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA. We can book a virtual abdominoplasty consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio to discuss your procedure.