Loose or saggy skin can happen to anyone, especially after going through a pregnancy or experiencing significant weight loss. Most of the time it seems like this excess skin hangs around the midriff area for many patients. Some Beverly Hills patients exercise as much as physically possible to try to get rid of it. While it’s always a good thing to exercise whenever possible, chances are the excess skin will still be there at the end of the day. So why can’t exercising alone eliminate saggy midriff skin? Here are a few facts to consider, as well as information about the effectiveness of a tummy tuck.
Exercise Alone Can’t Tighten Saggy Skin
Skin can lose its elasticity either with age or due to circumstances like pregnancy or rapid weight gain or loss. Once the weight is lost or the pregnancy is over, the skin sometimes can’t tighten back up naturally. The first reaction Beverly Hills patients have is to exercise as much as possible to get their body back in shape. However, exercising alone won’t tighten up the saggy skin. Of course, incorporating a combination of cardio and weight training can give more of an appearance of tighter skin, but there’s no way to eliminate loose skin solely by exercising.
How Tummy Tucks Tighten the Skin
This is where a tummy tuck enters the picture. A tummy tuck is a popular procedure designed to tighten a patient’s abdominal muscles and remove the loose skin to give the area a firmer appearance. Every procedure is different since every Beverly Hills patient has different needs, but Dr. Bruno is experienced enough to work with anyone to help them achieve their desired results. Combining a tummy tuck procedure with exercising can help patients achieve outstanding results and make them look the best they ever have.
Maintain Good Exercise and Healthy Habits for Lasting Results
The results of a tummy tuck can last for many years, and up to a lifetime. However, patients have to also be conscious of their health and exercise habits in order to maintain the results. Another pregnancy or gaining a significant amount of weight again could lead to the development of loose skin. Of course, getting another tummy tuck is always an option to n. However, since loose skin can develop again, many patients choose to get a tummy tuck when they are done having kids or are ready to keep their weight at a certain point.
William Bruno Plastic Surgery takes great pride in helping Beverly Hills patients transform their bodies into the perfect vision they have for themselves. A tummy tuck is one of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Bruno since it’s common for people to have excess skin in their midriff area. Dr. Bruno is widely known as one of the best plastic surgeons in the country, so patients can feel confident they will look their absolute best after visiting him.
To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and whether it’s right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us at (310) 461-3855 to set up a consultation with Dr. Bruno.