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Posted March 04, 2015 in Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Full Body Contouring, Mommy Makeover

Tummy Tuck in Dallas, TX

It’s no secret that weight loss is a real struggle. If being fit was easy we probably wouldn’t refer to it as a weight-loss battle. We are constantly at war with our bodies, and our enemy is the years and layers of fat. Diet plans are our weapons, the gym our battlefield, and juice cleanses our blitz attacks. All we want at the end of the war is to stand victorious over fat and be the contouring hero of our bodies. However, you don’t always get to revel in your defeats. After months or years of struggle, your body may look ravaged by the battle. Like a country that has been run down by enemy occupation, your body may be weak, worn out, and not the beauty you remember it to be.

The most common complaint women have after weight loss is the lack of firmness in their abdominal region. This is especially common after pregnancy and major weight loss. When the skin stretches to accommodate a baby or the extra fat, the underlying abdominal muscles stretch as well. The connective fibers that knit the abdominal muscles are like the fibers of a t-shirt. They can retain their shape after short-term, minimal stretching, but intense, long-term stretching will forever alter the silhouette. So, while the good news is that you aren’t achieving a flatter tummy because you aren’t trying hard enough, the bad news is that core-centered workouts won’t tighten the abdominal muscle fibers.

Elasticity also applies to the skin covering the abdominal region. Once it has been stretched rapidly and for too long, there isn’t a toning exercise out there to firm up your skin. This doesn’t mean you should give up on core workouts; a strong core can help improve your quality of life, help you maintain balance, and relieve pressure on your back. But if you’re tired of that stomach pooch that you can’t burn off at the gym, then you may be ready for a tummy tuck procedure.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is the nickname for what is technically known as an abdominoplasty. While there isn’t exactly a lot of tucking going on, excess fat and skin are removed from the abdomen, and the abdominal muscles are stitched tighter. This creates a flatter, firmer abdominal contour. This procedure is ideal for people who want to:

  • Improve an abdominal contour that is resistant to diet and exercise
  • Eliminate loose skin
  • Tighten abdominal muscles
  • Remove stretch marks on the lower abdomen

Combining a Tummy Tuck With Other Procedures

In many cases, a tummy tuck isn’t the only procedure that needs to be performed to achieve a patient’s desired figure. A mommy makeover, which combines different procedures that are beneficial for the enhancement of a woman’s body post-pregnancy, can include a tummy tuck with liposuction, breast lift surgery, and breast augmentation surgery. These specifically target common areas of the female body that experience the most wear and tear during pregnancy.

For people who have undergone major weight loss, full body contouring might be ideal. Full body contouring focuses on major trouble areas much like the mommy makeover (the abdomen and breasts), but it also corrects the buttocks, thighs, and arms. These areas often support excess skin after major weight loss that isn’t as easily hidden as the stomach area or breasts.

It’s time you sculpt your body to create a flatter, stronger, more vibrant you. Don’t wait and expect changes that aren’t going to come. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Morales today! He and his friendly staff are here to help you reclaim your body. Call us at (214) 827-8407 or fill out our online contact form here.