Why Tummy Tuck Is Still the Best Choice for a Flatter Abdomen

Summer is here and, for many people, that means tighter-fitting, more revealing clothing. If you don’t love your stomach and wish you could go back to sweater weather, you should know that you have options. While healthy eating and time at the gym can help you move toward the stomach you want, there’s another way.

At our offices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, Linda Swanson, MD, offers the tummy tuck procedure to help those who have a stomach that protrudes or seems loose. With this procedure, Dr. Swanson can help you get the flat, tight stomach they want. If you feel like your stomach is disproportionate to your body or you’ve always wanted a tighter stomach, a tummy tuck could be right for you. 

What a tummy tuck does for your stomach

When you choose a tummy tuck, you get three distinct benefits:

Less fat

During your procedure, Dr. Swanson removes excess fat around your stomach, helping you get a svelte shape. 

Less skin

If you’ve given birth or lost weight around your midsection, you likely have excess skin around your stomach. Loose skin also increases with age. Whatever the cause, Dr. Swanson removes this extra skin during your tummy tuck, allowing you to get a flat stomach that looks great exposed or under clothes. 

Tighter muscles

If you have weak or separated muscles in your abdomen, Dr. Swanson can restore them during your tummy tuck to give you a tighter stomach. 

If you want to get a clearer idea of what a tummy tuck can do, check out this before and after gallery from Linda Swanson, MD. 

Considerations before, during, and after a tummy tuck

If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, meet with Dr. Swanson. She can determine if you’re a candidate for this procedure. She also lets you know what to expect during and after a tummy tuck and explores any additional procedures — like a breast augmentation — you may want to combine with your tummy tuck. 

A tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure (meaning you can return home afterward) that usually takes a few hours. Afterward, plan to take a couple of weeks off work. Also, Dr. Swanson recommends that you wear a compression garment for several weeks after your procedure to support your healing and help you get the best results.

Are you curious what a tummy tuck could do for you? If so, don’t hesitate to call the office most convenient for you or book your appointment online today. Our team looks forward to talking with you about the variety of treatments we offer to move you toward your body goals.  

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