Can I Get a Flat Stomach After a Tummy Tuck?

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There are many different reasons why the stomach can protrude, even when you stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Whether your abdominal bulge is caused by repeated pregnancies or major weight loss, healthy patients typically look to tummy tuck surgery as a highly effective solution to tighten and smooth their belly. When dieting and exercise fail to achieve your desired physique, a tummy tuck can often help achieve a flatter stomach by:

In some cases, bulging can still linger after a tummy tuck due to the presence of visceral fat. Visceral fat is fatty tissue that resides inside the abdominal cavity between the internal organs. This type of fat cannot be extracted with liposuction or other surgical fat removal techniques, and can usually only be addressed via dieting and exercise. If you’ve received abdominoplasty but still struggle with a protruding abdomen, this can be a sign that you have visceral fat preventing you from obtaining your desired contours. The results of tummy tuck are often most successful when paired with a healthy, active lifestyle. 

The abdomen can bulge out for a multitude of reasons, but Dr. Geoffrey Leber can evaluate your concerns and determine the best ways to help you regain the smoother, slimmer body contour you desire. Contact our Boston office to speak to our friendly medical professionals, or to book an appointment at our practice.