Tummy Tuck is a major plastic surgery procedure. The aim is to remove excess skin and/or fat from the middle and/or lower abdomen as well as to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control but sometimes these methods do not achieve our goals.
Sometimes individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is sagging and loose. The most common causes of this problem include:
- A Pregnancy
- Inevitable Aging
- Big fluctuations in weight
- Heredity factors
- Previous surgery
What a tummy tuck won’t do:
Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, tummy tuck operations cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally the treated areas below the belly button.
The results are long lasting in most cases but it is important to follow a healthy and balanced diet as well as to exercise regularly.
For more information and to book a free consultation for a tummy tuck contact us at Cosmetic Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa.