There are many reasons why the abdomen may begin to weaken over time. Age, weight gain and pregnancy all contribute to a loss of structure in abdominal muscles, resulting in a stomach that protrudes away from the body. An abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a procedure designed to tighten loose muscles and improve the contours of the body, and at Southern California Center for Sherman Oaks, we perform tummy tuck surgery for those who wish to gain a slimmer and more youthful appearance.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck specifically tightens the abdominal area to improve the appearance of the body’s shape. Those who have excess skin in their midsection may wish to consider an abdominoplasty due to the aesthetic appeal the procedure can create. Typically, a flatter and firmer stomach is viewed as an attractive asset, which means that achieving this ideal can positively change the way we feel about our bodies.
During the procedure, the muscles in the abdomen are tightened and any loose skin is removed, resulting in a stomach that looks flat and toned. Both men and women undergo the tummy tuck procedure to enhance their appearance.
Video on the Tummy Tuck Procedure