Man and women on beach with flat stomach following abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck.

Would you like to show off a tight, flat tummy this summer?  Have you tried to firm up your abdominal muscles, get rid of excess belly fat, and address loose, flabby skin without success?  Have diet and exercise failed to contour and smooth your tummy?  An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can help achieve those desired results.

Who can benefit?

Unwanted lower belly fat and flabby skin can be a problem for women and men.  Anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight can be left with large amounts of loose skin that hangs down over the lower belly.  Skin that has stretched and lost its elasticity is unlikely to be able to retract into its original tight position.  Women who have given birth may be left with the same issues of an unwanted tummy “pooch” and loose skin.  In addition, they may have damage to their abdominal wall as well as separated abdominal muscles from their pregnancies.  This can be corrected with an abdominoplasty.

Adding Liposuction

Adding liposuction to the abdominoplasty procedure can provide subtle contouring improvements.  Liposuction removes excess subcutaneous belly fat and stubborn fatty bulges.  The patient will see enhanced contouring results when both procedures are performed together.

Beyond the Cosmetic Improvements

Abdominoplasty provides some additional functional benefits beyond the obvious cosmetic changes.  Tightening the abdominal muscles will improve posture, strengthen the core, stabilize the spine, relieve back pain, and help reduce urinary incontinence in women.  Incontinence is the uncontrolled bladder leakage that may occur when coughing, sneezing, or laughing.  Strengthening the abdominal muscles relieves pressure on the bladder and urethra.

When will I see results?

woman shows her flat stomach after Abdominoplasty

Patients can start to see results within four to six weeks after their procedure as the post-operative swelling goes away.  Results include a flatter, more contoured stomach that makes it easier to fit into your favorite pants, shorts, and skirts.  Patients will continue to see results for about six months after surgery.

An added bonus is that some stretch marks can also be eliminated!  Spring is the perfect time to schedule your procedure, if you want to enjoy a flat tummy this summer.

Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center

When selecting a doctor to perform an abdominoplasty, it’s important to choose a Board Certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in the procedure.  Dr. Cristina Keusch is a highly respected Board Certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 1990.  Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center has a state-of-the-art surgical suite accredited by AAAASF, the Gold Standard for outpatient surgical facilities.  Contact us today to schedule a consultation.