Childbirth, heredity and weight loss are some of the most common contributors to weakened muscles and sagging skin in the abdomen. Even if you increase your cardio workouts and exercise your core, that you won’t see any improvement in your skin elasticity or muscle tone, which can feel disheartening.
Some patients find that working out makes their abdomens more pronounced, as they begin to lose weight in areas of their bodies other than the location they are attempting to shape. If you are tired of your efforts going to waste, then tummy tuck surgery may be an option.
How Can a Tummy Tuck Help?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, eliminates excess skin from the abdomen and repositions your muscles to create a slimmer profile.* During childbirth, it’s common for the abdominal muscles to stretch and lose their ability to come back together, leading to poor muscle tone for years after your baby is born. Likewise, significant weight loss can produce hanging skin that adds mass to your stomach, creating an unappealing body contouring.
Dr. Williams uses several techniques to form the ideal stomach. The goal is to remove excess skin and adjust lax muscles so that they align with the rest of your body. For optimal results and additional sculpting, liposuction may also be an option during a tummy tuck.