A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can be a great option for men and women interested in fine-tuning their midsection. An excellent procedure for treating skin laxity and removing excess fat deposits, a tummy tuck also improves the appearance of the abdominal muscles by drawing them closer together for a tighter, more toned look. But can a tummy tuck actually give you those six-pack abs you’ve always wanted?
What It Takes to Develop a Six-Pack
Developing six-pack abs hits everyone’s to-do list at some point, and yet many men and women alike still find the task too difficult to accomplish. It takes devotion to develop a six-pack, along with a combination of muscle strength and dieting. In addition to engaging in regular abdominal exercises for at least six weeks, you also must shed any overlying fat that could prevent your six-pack from showing.
While a tummy tuck does tighten your abdominal muscles, the procedure doesn’t actually make your muscles stronger. Instead, a tummy tuck pulls the right and left halves of your abdominals together to their original position. Because the abdominals can drift apart as a result of weight fluctuations or pregnancy, this is a key step in creating a fitter looking midsection, but does not actually strengthen your muscles.
How a Tummy Tuck Can Help
On the other hand, a tummy tuck can help bring out a six-pack that might be hiding underneath excess fatty tissue. Some people have well-developed abdominal muscles, but can’t see them due to an overlying layer of fat deposits. By removing excess fatty tissue and drawing the abdominals closer together, a tummy tuck can help you showcase the six-pack you already have.
Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein and his staff will listen to you, give you all the time you need, answer all of your questions,and deliver world-class service from consultation through recovery. For your safety, Dr. Nein is board certified in plastic surgery and uses only accredited operating facilities. We are upfront about pricing and have a variety of convenient payment options, and we offer confidential consultations for cosmetic procedures.