The Belly Basics of a Tummy Tuck

Posted on September 6, 2013 | by

Understanding Abdominoplasty

Some patients may not know what the main goal of a tummy tuck actually is. We are here to clear that up. Find out what the main purpose of a tummy tuck really is.

Deep beneath your skin’s surface is a layer of muscle that with pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and age can become stretched. You may not even have very much fat on your stomach, but if your muscles have separated, the lower part of your belly will most likely appear bloated. The main goal of a tummy tuck is to refine and contour your stomach area, this includes any fat bulges and loose, hanging skin.

In order to sculpt your belly back to the tummy you once had, you must first reach a manageable weight because a tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution, but a body contouring technique.

Tummy tucks are usually performed on patients that are within their 30% of their ideal body weight. So you want a nicer belly, but if you are not at your ideal weight, most plastic surgeons will suggest you first modify your diet and begin regular exercise routines to get down to that manageable weight goal.

For some patients this can prove to be easier said than done. No fear, if you are in need of getting your weight down to a manageable goal in order to get ready for your tummy tuck, learn how to get a flatter stomach.