Tummy Tuck – Flatten and Tighten the Core

Abdominoplasty Informational Video

In this video, Dr. Vennemeyer discusses how tummy tucks improve the core and shares some of his impressive results.

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The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most powerful procedures in plastic surgery. A tummy tuck fixes problems exercise cannot fix. It improves your tummy in three important ways: Skin, Fat and Core. In this video, we will discuss your core. Your core is made up of your core muscles surrounded by tough layers of connective tissues like the gristle in steak. This connective tissue holds the muscles together. When you have babies or gain weight, the increased volume inside your tummy stretches the gristle and separates the muscles. Your six pack muscles or rectus muscles are supposed to be close together in the middle of your tummy. When they get stretched apart, it is just like loosening a belt several notches- the circumference of your tummy gets bigger. This creates the effect of a “pooch” or bulge.

All the sit ups in the world will not make this go away. Exercise will tone the muscles, but it will not bring them closer together.  During a tummy tuck, we stitch the muscles back together to make your tummy flatter and tighter. This can make a dramatic difference in tummy contour.

About The Loftus Plastic Surgery Center

Our plastic surgeons, based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky, can give you the best result with these operations when you are close to your desired or ideal weight. A better contour can make it easier to exercise, make you feel better about yourself and make clothes fit much better. You can schedule a consultation with us so that our plastic surgeons can formulate an individualized plan for your body contouring.