Dr. Jason Hess
A toned tummy is often difficult to achieve with exercise alone. Factors such as heredity, pregnancy, and physical deconditioning may contribute to a protruding stomach. The skin of a fit abdomen is tight, muscles are toned, and there is minimal excess fat. Pregnancy and weight changes are common challenges to the ideal physique and can produce stretch marks, excess fat, and stretched out muscles. The solution to these symptoms depends on their severity.
Excess fat that doesn't respond to diet and exercis may be effectively treated with liposuction. Working out and losing weight do not address excess skin or stretch mark. An abdominoplasty can provide dramatic improvement in the contour and look of the abdomen.
The ideal candidates for tummy tucks are men and women who are in good health and have skin laxity of the abdomen are at a stable weight stable. After dramatic weight loss (often after bariatric surgery), many men and women have plateaued in their weight loss and choose to undergo an abdominoplasty to remove excess skin.