4 reasons to get a tummy tuck

So many people struggle with getting rid of that extra “pooch” in the abdominal area, whether it’s from childbearing or weight loss. All too often, diet and exercise won’t get rid of that excess fat, which is when you should consider your options for removal. Tummy tuck surgery is a popular tried-and-true method for removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. Read on for four reasons why you should consider a tummy tuck.


More often than not, pregnancy does a number on a woman’s body. A tummy tuck removes stretched abdominal skin and excess fat and repositions stretched and separated abdominal muscles to reveal a smoother, firmer abdomen. If you aren’t quite done having children, you will want to hold off on having surgery as further pregnancies can reverse the results of a tummy tuck.

Weight Loss

It can feel so amazing to lose weight and tone up, and you’ll want to show off your newly achieved contours. Unfortunately, even the best diet and exercise program won’t get rid of that abdominal pooch. Many men and women turn to a tummy tuck to remove excess fat and skin for not only aesthetic reasons, but for functional reasons as well. Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery sometimes deal with a large “apron” of skin on the abdomen, causing challenges with clothing, mobility and can lead to rashes.

Combination Procedures

Patients often have several concerns that they want to address. Modern medicine allows surgeons to combine procedures to help patients achieve their optimal results. A tummy tuck is one of those surgeries that can be done in combination with other procedures. Liposuction removes excess fat from the abdomen, hips, flanks or thighs and helps create a more desired contour to the body. A tummy tuck is often combined with a breast augmentation or breast lift, as lifting and shaping the breasts will enhance the overall proportions of the body.

Immediate results

Results will be apparent immediately after surgery and will continue to improve as swelling subsides. Full results can be seen after several months.

A tummy tuck is a surgery with high patient satisfaction, providing long-lasting results. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Silverman at our Boston office by calling (617) 965-9500.

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