Give Yourself the Gift of a Tummy Tuck This Holiday Season

A trim waistline and a flat, firm belly can seem like the stuff of youth once you’ve lived a little. 

Going through multiple pregnancies, losing a considerable amount of weight, or simply getting older can take a real toll on your midsection, leaving you with stubborn flab, saggy skin, stretch marks, and a weak core.  

As many people find out, conventional diet and exercise can’t always counteract these physical changes, even as they help you stay strong, fit, and healthy. In such cases, tummy tuck surgery is often the only way to flatten your abs and reclaim your waistline. 

Learn what you stand to lose — and everything you stand to gain — when you give yourself the gift of a tummy tuck with board-certified plastic surgeon Craig A. Foster, MD

What is tummy tuck surgery? 

Tummy tuck surgery ranks as one of the top-five cosmetic procedures in the United States, and it’s easy to see why. As the gold-standard solution for persistent belly fat and loose midsection skin, a tummy tuck can correct the “irreversible” abdominal changes that no amount of diet and exercise can alter.  

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery restores a tighter, more toned midsection by eliminating excess skin, erasing stretch marks, sculpting away stubborn fat, reinforcing weak or separated abdominal muscles, and repositioning your navel. 

Tummy tuck surgery is often combined with liposuction for optimal results. 

How does a tummy tuck improve my physique?

Even if you’ve never struggled to maintain a healthy weight, you can’t always control how your body changes as you go through life. The inevitable middle-age spread is clear evidence of this hard truth, as many adults gain a persistent “spare tire” in spite of their healthy habits. 

A tummy tuck can remedy virtually all of the natural physical changes that alter the appearance of your midsection. Depending on your needs, it can:  

Trim, sculpt, and flatten

If pregnancy, body weight fluctuations, or age-related changes have made your midsection look thicker, flabbier, or less fit than you’d like, tummy tuck surgery is an ideal solution. 

Even “irreversible” abdominal changes that don’t respond to diet and exercise can be corrected with a tummy tuck — for many adults, it’s the only way to restore a flat, firm stomach and trim, sculpted waistline.  

Tighten, tone, and smooth

Tummy tuck surgery is especially popular among people who are dealing with the cosmetic aftereffects of a major weight loss. That’s because a tummy tuck eliminates excess skin sag and smooths out unwanted stretch marks to create a tighter, more toned midsection. 

Strengthen and rejuvenate

Tummy tucks are also in demand among mothers who want to get their pre-baby bodies back once their families are complete. Pregnancy can change a woman’s abdomen in a variety of ways, and a tummy tuck can address those changes in a comprehensive way. 

A postpartum tummy tuck can correct separated abdominal muscles, erase unwanted stretch marks, and remove persistent pockets of midsection fat — all in a single procedure. 

Can a tummy tuck make me healthier, too?

Restoring a flat, firm midsection that’s no longer hidden by excess belly flab and saggy skin isn’t just a cosmetic undertaking, it also benefits your physical health by setting you on the path to a stronger, more stable core. 

Tummy tuck surgery strengthens and stabilizes your abdomen in two key ways: first, it removes mobility-restricting excess fat; and second, it restores the integrity of your abdominal wall. 

By effectively reducing core strain and bolstering core stability, a tummy tuck can improve your posture and put an end to chronic lower back pain. And when physical movement is freer and less restricted, exercise becomes easier — and all the more enjoyable. 

If you’re ready to reclaim your midsection, we can help. Call 212-744-5011 to schedule a visit with Dr. Foster in our office in Manhattan, New York City.

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