It’s not impossible to lose belly fat on your own and achieve a flatter tummy than you currently have. However, if you are reading this article, you have likely been working on this goal for a very long time.
You’ve heard all the advice.
Avoid sugar and sugary drinks. Check.
Eat more protein. Check.
Reduce carbs. Check.
Add extra fiber to your diet. Check.
Exercise or exercise more. Check.
And still, the stubborn belly fat hangs around like kids waiting for the ice cream man on a hot day. The truth is, with determination and will power, you can burn belly fat. However, what you will be left with is hanging skin.
Speaking of hanging skin, even if you don’t have fat to lose (perhaps you’ve already lost it—congratulations!) you may be trying to tighten up abdominal skin post pregnancy. Or, you may be trying to manage the effects of quick weight loss, aged-related stretched skin or hormonal changes. You may even be fighting fate! Genetics absolutely plays a role in how your skin reacts to in many circumstances.
Make no mistake about it, having a tight belly is a great goal and not only because of the way it will help you feel great about yourself and how you look in the mirror.
Excess fat around your abdomen has been linked, in myriad research studies, to many chronic and debilitating diseases including diabetes and heart disease.
Is a Cosmetic Procedure the Answer for You?
First and foremost, it’s critically important to understand your options. If you have been reading about various procedures that claim to tighten belly skin or even remove fat, ask plenty of questions. Some procedures work better than others.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the gold standard. But you have a choice: full abdominoplasty or a mini-abdominoplasty—also known as a mini tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty is the medical term for a tummy tuck. True, a full surgical procedure will help you get rid of the excess belly fat and while also having the extra hanging skin removed.
Consider this: A full abdominoplasty procedure will hopefully give you the final outcome are seeking—but at what costs?
A full abdominoplasty is major surgery. We are talking serious downtime, possibly drains and pain medication. You’ll need assistance during your recovery to get to and from the bathroom, getting dressed and bathed, etc. Further, this surgery will result in a large scar across your lower abdomen.
Let’s Consider a Mini-Tummy Tuck
If you are considering tummy tuck surgery, you may be wondering whether a full abdominoplasty or a mini abdominoplasty would be a better choice.
Know this, upfront: a mini-tummy tuck, or mini abdominoplasty, will boost your confidence and self-esteem while also giving you the opportunity to look better in clothing—without the post-surgical downtime, huge scar (hip to hip) and the excessively costly medical bills associated with a full abdominoplasty.
In fact, those three things are the main difference between the two procedures: full abdominoplasty and mini tummy tuck. If you are fairly fit with some skin elasticity, you may be a candidate for a mini tummy tuck at Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center in Bedford Hills, N.Y.
Consider the Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck at Bellava:
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Priced affordably
- Quite safe with very little discomfort afterward
Additionally, the mini tummy procedure is quite effective in removing excess belly fat, tightening muscles and skin around the abdomen and can be combined with other procedures (such as Sciton Laser Lipo) to further ensure your desired result of a flat tummy!
Plus, if you decide to schedule a mini tummy tuck at Bellava, you’ll be showing off your new body with a shorter scar (compared with a full abdominoplasty.)
Rest Assured, You’re in Good Hands at New York’s Bellava MedAesthetics
If only eating well and exercising where enough to get you that flat abdomen you want so badly! But even the most restrictive eating and/or gym rat lifestyle won’t get you there…not in any kind of timeframe you can live with!
Therefore, while you are doing your best to eat well and move more, Bellava invites you to take a closer look at how a mini-tummy tuck can change your life. Make an appointment for a consultation by calling 914.864.2140. Or, contact Bellava MedAesthetics and Plastic Surgery Center and our friendly office staff will be happy to answer your questions about the mini tummy tuck procedure or any of our other services.