Rock Your Bikini with Confidence: How to Conquer Your Ab Area
Although a tropical vacation sounds like a wonderful summer option, the thought of putting on a bikini would make many women reconsider jet setting to any beach destination during these warm months. This is because of the dreaded abdominal area – the place where women are expected to have perfectly flat, toned stomachs. However, even with clean eating and regular exercise, many women still suffer from problem areas on the abdomen that just won’t go away. Keep reading to find out how to achieve the toned stomach you’ve always wanted this summer:
Pregnancy or weight gain can cause a woman’s abdominal muscles to stretch apart, the skin to lose elasticity, and unwanted fat to accumulate, thereby resulting in stretch marks and self-consciousness. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is designed for these women, who have seen dramatic changes in their bodies that cannot be reversed by diet, exercise, or natural healing over time. The abdominal muscles have become too weak from stress and, like a broken rubber band, will never snap back into place.
The abdominoplasty surgery restores the female abdomen by stitching the abdominal muscles back into place, while removing extra fat and skin stretches out stretch marks, leaving a beautiful, shapely waistline with the abdominal muscles athletically aligned.
The full abdominoplasty is designed for patients for whom maximum skin and fat removal is required, especially in cases of skin laxity above the navel. A scar in a mini abdominoplasty is the length of a typical cesarean section scar, while a full tummy tuck scar can run as long as from hip to hip; however, your doctor will always work with you to ensure that as much of the scar can be covered by undergarments or a bikini bottom.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to realign the abdominal muscles after they have been spread apart. This muscular separation, called diastasis, is especially common in women who have had children or who have gained weight. The tummy tuck reverses the effects of diastasis, removes stretch marks, and restores a taut, flat tummy. A tummy tuck will restore a lovely waistline and erase any signs of pregnancy or weight gain, especially extra fat and skin in the lower abdomen and a rumpled looking waistline.
A tummy tuck is often combined with abdominal liposuction to remove extra fat from the front of the abdomen, waistline and flanks, or “love handles”. Abdominal liposuction also helps the skin to retract and tighten over the abdominal wall. This added attention to the overall result produces a slender, contoured waistline that the tummy tuck by itself could not produce.
For more information and to find out which option is right for you, contact Shapiro Plastic Surgery.