Tighten Loose Muscles with a Custom Tummy Tuck Procedure

Even though you might see some plastic surgeons promoting “tummy tuck specials’ and amazing deals on this procedure, you probably won’t get a customized surgery with this type of offer. Experienced and reputable plastic surgeons actually perform several different types of body shaping and liposuction procedures when doing a tummy tuck. Some advertise these procedures as “360 body contouring” or body sculpting procedures because they are not only getting rid of excess body fat, but also removing tissue and – most importantly – tightening loose muscles.

How does the Muscle-Tightening Effects of a Tummy Tuck Work?

Many women who have had children. or those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose skin, undergo a tummy tuck to have a slimmer, tighter waistline. Few people know that the surgeon does use a variety of techniques to tighten the loose muscles on the abdomen as well. This muscle tightening procedure is what creates that taut, six-pack appearance and experienced surgeons have a lot of control over what the end result looks like. There are some limitations on how much the muscles can be repaired, but surgeons are able to remove a part of the muscle completely if needed and sew together the rest to create a more streamlined look.

Are there other Effects of the Tummy Tuck?

In addition to tightening loose muscles, surgeons can get rid of excess body fat and tissue around the belly, waistline and the lower abdomen area. Surgeons must make a very long incision – or several incisions – across the groin and waist in this procedure and these incisions can leave scars. Still, the result is a very streamlined appearance and even a visible six-pack. For many, a tummy tuck is the only way to achieve a flat stomach.