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A smooth, flat belly is an attractive physical feature that may be impossible to achieve with diet and exercise alone. Once the skin has been stretched out, it will not shrink back on its own. Abdominal muscles that have become separated and weakened may not respond to exercise, no matter how diligently you work out. A tummy tuck is a popular plastic surgery procedure that can be performed to correct this problem.

Dr. Alexander Sinclair is a board certified plastic surgeon who has successfully performed thousands of aesthetic plastic surgeries on patients in the greater Los Angeles area. He can perform a custom tummy tuck procedure to give you the sleek, toned belly you would love to have. Contact Sinclair Plastic Surgery in Whittier or Beverly Hills to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sinclair.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck (technical name abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure to correct weakened abdominal muscles and remove excess fat and loose, sagging skin around the midsection. This procedure is not designed to remove stretch marks; however, most of the stretch marks on the abdomen may be located in the loose skin that is removed. The tummy tuck is an important component of the popular “mommy makeover.”

Reasons to have a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck may be necessary to correct sagging skin and weak abdominal muscles that will not respond to exercise. Loose skin and weakened muscles in the belly can result from several life situations:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight loss
  • Aging

Pregnancy

In the advanced stages of pregnancy, the belly is stretched out beyond all recognition. After the baby is born and the abdomen shrinks back into place, it is no wonder that the new mother is often left with loose, hanging skin and weakened, separated abdominal muscles. Abdominal muscle separation is even more likely to occur with a C-section than with a vaginal delivery.

Weight Loss

Losing excess weight has many health benefits and results in a more attractive physique overall. However, while you were carrying the extra weight, the skin and muscles of the abdomen were stretched out to accommodate it. This could leave you with loose skin and weak muscles when the weight is lost.

Aging

As we grow older, the muscles all over the body begin to weaken and our skin begins to lose its elasticity. This can have a noticeable effect on the midsection and make a person appear older, with a flabby belly and weak, protruding or sagging abdominal muscles.

Tummy Tuck Medical Benefits

As reported in an article published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), tummy tuck surgery has medical as well as cosmetic benefits. Medical benefits of this procedure include improved abdominal tone, better posture, and reduced stress urinary incontinence (a bladder problem common in women after vaginal deliveries).

If you have loose, sagging skin on the belly or weak abdominal muscles that will not tighten up with exercise, a tummy tuck procedure may be necessary to get your midsection back in shape. You can rely on Dr. Alexander Sinclair for surgical excellence in performing a tummy tuck, and for high-quality, attentive, compassionate care. Call us at Sinclair Plastic Surgery for a consultation.

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