There are a few reasons the stomach area resists being flat and firm:
Excess weight gain and loss can leave you with a stomach pooch and loose skin that’s impossible to eliminate. Your pooch may be due to extra fat or excess skin, leaving the area with flabby, stretched-out skin. However, a full or mini tuck may be necessary to remove redundant skin and make the abdominal area flat!
A common reason for a tummy tuck is that women have multiple pregnancies. After pregnancy, there is often extra fat in the stomach area, and the skin was stretched out repeatedly. Especially in the case of multiple pregnancies, the abdominal muscles can separate and need repair. This wear and tear on the body is nearly impossible to correct with exercise alone. In this case, the doctor will recommend a full tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles are tightened during the procedure, which results in a flatter tummy.
As an aside, if your family is complete, the doctor may recommend a Mommy Makeover. A Mommy Makeover is a variety of surgical procedures, including a tummy tuck, body contouring with liposuction, and breast restoration aimed at returning or improving your body to your pre-pregnancy form.
There are a couple of other medical reasons that a tummy tuck might be a solution.
In men or women who have a hernia, this is a procedure that can repair the issue. It’s not life-threatening but can become painful over time if not repaired. Correcting a hernia during a tummy tuck procedure is an ideal time to do it because the muscles are tightened, preventing the problem from happening again in the future.
Additionally, people that suffer from back pain and posture problems can benefit from having a tummy tuck. Removing extra fat takes the stress of the excess weight off the back area. Plus, the improved muscle tone supports the back area, which could equal less soreness and pain. Dr. Cyr, as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist, is uniquely qualified to advise you in this instance.