Tummy Tuck Your Way to a Flatter Stomach Before Summer

Millions of Americans of all ages and backgrounds struggle to control and get rid of belly fat. While a balanced diet and regular exercise are the best tools against weight gain, especially in the abdominal area, they’re often not enough to guarantee a flat, toned stomach and stronger core. From personal embarrassment and confidence issues to risks of other health problems, getting rid of extra belly fat is about more than simple vanity and looking good in a bathing suit during the summer months. 

According to numerous studies, excess belly fat can lead to several serious health risks such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancers in both men and women. If you need to get rid of excess belly fat for health reasons, or you just want to flatten year abs for the summer, the team at Rick J. Smith, MD, can help. Our medical professionals offer tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures at our office in East Lansing, Michigan.

How a tummy tuck can help

Even healthy and relatively active people know that a flat stomach and toned abs can be almost impossible to achieve, even with discipline and hard work. Factors such as age, hormones, genetics, having children, and health issues can make some people more prone to “love handles” or increased stomach fat over time, especially with age.

A tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat tissue as well as tightening the skin around your midsection for a flatter, tighter, and more contoured stomach. A tummy tuck also helps to strengthen and tighten the underlying muscles that support your core. 

Who should consider a tummy tuck

First things first: a tummy tuck is not a substitute or alternative to a healthy diet and regular exercise plan, which are necessary to both qualify for and to maintain the results of your abdominoplasty. Tummy tucks work best to remove the stubborn fat buildup and loose skin that resist diet and exercise. 

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best candidates for a tummy tuck include:

Tummy tucks can help women that have given birth, men who have noticed a thicker, softer midsection with age, or anyone that meets the criteria and is ready to invest in tighter, smoother abs for personal satisfaction.

If you’re ready to take the next step for your health and cosmetic appearance, we can help. For more information about a tummy tuck procedure and whether it’s right for you, contact us to schedule an appointment with our team at Rick J. Smith, MD, at our office in East Lansing.

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