What if core exercises aren’t enough to give you firmer abs for many people who work out, they notice one big problem, no matter how much they work out their core, they can’t lose the excess skin and bodyfat in their midsection. Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence for people who lose a large amount of weight in a short time, after pregnancy and sometimes it’s just hereditary.

Fortunately, there is a surgery called, abdominoplasty or otherwise know as a tummy tuck, which is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin in the midsection. This procedure creates a flatter and firmer midsection which gives you the ability to build firmer abs. This procedure shouldn’t be confused with liposcution which removes fat in certain sections but doesn’t remove access skin that can still be visible. If you are thinking about having another pregnancy or planning to lose more weight it’s is best that you wait until that is done before you choose an abdominoplasty procedure. like every surgery there are risks of commplcations. One of the more common occurrences is pain and soreness in the midsection for a few days after the surgery.

In some instances infection and bleeding can happen between the skin flaps, and in rare instances thick scars can occur. Also like any surgery your medical history can be determinate factor if this surgery is right for you. As long as you talk to your surgeon about the pros and cons of the procedure, maintain a weight through a healthy diet and exercise, this procedure might be right for you. At WG Miles offices, we help people in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland learn about abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) and provide expert cosmetic surgery care. Contact our abdominoplasty experts at 202-236-4046.