Diet and exercise require your commitment and your time if you wish to lose weight. Once your goal is achieved, you can expect a change in your appearance. Your overall figure becomes slender, your pockets of fat smaller, and your excess skin loose. The effects of weight loss are not all positive. Your excess skin and whatever excess fat remaining can contribute to a sagging abdomen. This also happens to women after giving birth. Pregnancy stretches the skin and muscle layer. Unfortunately, the elasticity of tissues will not go back to normal after childbirth. Through a popular cosmetic surgical procedure, Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty, the problem with a sagging and bulging abdomen can finally be resolved.

The procedure is beneficial in many ways. It improves the shape, contour, and tone of the abdomen. It makes the belly flatter and firmer. It narrows the waist and gives you the curves that you desire. Stretch marks will also be removed if they are found on the excess skin excised during the procedure. Remaining stretch marks usually improve when the abdominal skin is pulled.

Abdominoplasty likewise improves self-confidence. Gone are the days when your protruding belly would lower your confidence. Now is the time for you to wear swimsuits and alluring clothes without worrying about the bulge on your abdomen.

The results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting. Then again, this will depend on the way you take care of your body. Living a healthy lifestyle—exercising regularly, following a healthy diet, and maintaining a stable weight—will lengthen the positive results of your surgery. Pregnancy after surgery will stretch the muscles of the abdomen. Thus, women who plan to get pregnant should consider postponing the surgery and schedule it at a later date.

Any type of cosmetic surgery has risks, and it is one thing that you need to understand before deciding to undergo surgery. The best person to provide this information is a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Randy Proffitt of Mobile Alabama. Dr. Proffitt has more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery. He is double certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS). Dr. Proffitt combines his training and experience with the latest technological advancements to ensure safety and outstanding outcomes. Set up an appointment with Dr. Proffitt today by filling out this email form.