A lot of people spend a lot of time and effort at the gym trying to get a flat and toned stomach. But when the skin has stretched, exercise can only do so much. For those concerned with skin (and sometimes muscle) laxity in this area, the only way to tighten the stomach is surgery.
Reasons to consider a tummy tuck
Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, refers to a plastic surgery of the stomach area. A lot of reasons can justify this procedure, but the majority of patients request this surgery to get rid of sagging skin in the stomach area following a major weight loss. In the same way as overweight, pregnancy also stretches the skin that might not bounce back after childbirth. Pregnancy can also stretch and weaken the lower abdominal muscles, causing what is referred to as ‘diastasis recti’ (muscle separation) and leading to bulging of the lower stomach, which is why a lot of new moms request a tummy tuck in Tunisia.
Tummy tuck improves the shape and tone of your stomach
The stomach and the abdominal wall are mostly made of muscles plus a thin layer of fat. With weight fluctuations, pregnancy and natural aging, this layer stores more fat, which makes the skin, and possibly the abdominal muscles, stretch and eventually lose its elasticity.
The tummy tuck procedure aims at removing skin excess or the damaged skin with stretch marks and scars. Distended abdominal muscles are also tightened during the surgery if necessary. Either way, the skin is tightened in order to tone the stomach. Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with tummy tuck to remove large quantities of fat.
What type of result can I expect from a tummy tuck ?
Tummy tuck is one the few cosmetic surgeries offering the most amazing transformations to patients suffering from mild to extreme protrusion of the lower stomach. In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr.Bouzguenda, you can expect this type of result: