A tummy tuck procedure, also referred to as an abdominoplasty, helps remove the excess skin and fat that are present in the abdominal area. Apart from that, the procedure also helps restore separate or weakened muscles to create an abdominal profile that feels firm and is smooth in appearance.

Are You the Right Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The decision to go ahead with a tummy tuck is very personal and patients often have a wide range of reasons to opt for it. However, there is such a thing as an “ideal” candidate for procedures of this kind. Interested candidates need to meet a few conditions.

To begin with, the patient must weigh close to his/her ideal body weight. Secondly, they must be non-smokers with generally good health. Apart from all of that, they should also have a realistic view of the procedure’s results.

Here are some of the situations which may justify your need to get a tummy tuck.

• Your abdominal muscles seem stretched and saggy after pregnancy.
• You have lost weight through the necessary means, but still suffer from a protruding and shapeless abdomen.
• You lost an excessive amount of weight within a short period of time, causing your skin to become loose.
• You have always had a protruding belly, despite being in good health.

The situations mentioned above are some of the reasons why people opt for a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck helps such patients alter the “not so attractive” aspects of their shape and appearance, especially the abdomen.

Are Abs Guaranteed From A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a very popular procedure and many opt for it. However, is it capable of giving you six pack abs? Well, a tummy tuck entails the surgical removal of stretched out skin over the abdomen and the tightening of the abdominal muscles underneath. In the end, the remaining skin is pulled over the abdominal muscles and sutured.

All this results in the creation of a very flat abdomen. A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles. However, don’t expect it to make your abdominal muscles strong or big. In order to have perfect 6 pack abs, you need to engage in the right exercise routine, preferably under the guidance of a trainer.

You need prominent and strong abdominal muscles to develop 6-packs. Even the strongest abdominal muscles will not deliver a visible six pack body, if your stomach is saggy, loose, or fat. A tummy tuck can change all of that. It can help you work towards your goal of developing abs by smoothening the skin that is over your abdominal muscles.

A tummy tuck can also repair any damage in the abdomen and restore the muscle group’s integrity to deliver a strong underlying structure.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about a tummy tuck, contact our office in Ft. Myers today. Dr. Ralph Garramone is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who will guide you through the entire process from beginning to end.