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Is A Tummy Tuck Your Answer if You Want Washboard Abs?

The stomach can be a troublesome area for men and women alike and unfortunately, in many cases, diet and exercise alone cannot eliminate the stubborn pockets of fat and loose skin that often develop as a result of genetics, the natural aging process, significant weight loss, or multiple pregnancies. Luckily, a popular procedure in Toronto known as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, can tackle this problem by eradicating excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, improving the body’s contour. While it is a misconception that a tummy tuck alone can deliver washboard abs, abdominoplasty can make it easier for you to achieve a six-pack after surgery.

What A Tummy Tuck Does

Prior to undergoing any surgical procedure, it is necessary to have realistic expectations so that you will be satisfied with the results. While a tummy tuck is a transformative body contouring procedure, it cannot create a six-pack. Instead, it removes excess loose skin, which has often been stretched out as a result of pregnancy or weight gain, and tightens the abdominal muscles.

The remaining skin is pulled taut before being sutured closed which helps to create a smoother, flatter abdomen.  This procedure is particularly beneficial to tighten the abs in women who struggle with diastasis recti, a condition in which the left and right sides of the rectus abdominis muscles are separated during pregnancy.  This separation can result in a bulge that can make one look like they are still pregnant !

What You Can Do After A Tummy Tuck

Although a tummy tuck works to bring together the abdominal muscles, it is important to understand that it will not strengthen them or help them to be more prominent. Excess skin and fat, however, that stand in the way of your washboard abs can certainly be removed. Once the unwanted skin is eliminated, any work you do to strengthen your core will be more noticeable because your abdominal muscles will no longer be hidden beneath loose, sagging skin. Since the presence of six-pack abs necessitates having very little fat between the muscles and the skin, a tummy tuck can help patients to achieve their dream stomach, provided that they are willing to put in the work necessary after surgery.

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In addition, since women who develop diastasis recti after pregnancy have separated abdominal muscles, no amount of exercise can repair these muscles, which makes it impossible to tighten or tone the stomach. Because a tummy tuck repairs this damage, restoring the muscle group, core-strengthening exercises can be completed to tone your muscles post-operatively, achieving results that would not be possible without surgery.

Thus, while a tummy tuck can help you achieve a flatter stomach and improved body contour, it will not sculpt washboard abs. However, this procedure will make it easier for you to reveal the healthy, strong muscles you may have hiding underneath. To learn more about this procedure, please contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jerome Edelstein or Dr. Jindal, renowned tummy tuck surgeons in Toronto.

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