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Those with stomach fat know more than anyone—stubborn pockets of fat on the abdomen are the hardest to get rid of and are unsightly. Whether it’s caused by genetics, aging, hormonal changes, or pregnancy, a pooching stomach is impervious to all sorts of diet and exercise. It’s why so many people turn to the powerful tummy tuck, a procedure that not only removes the extra fat and skin that causes it, but actually creates a flatter stomach. Want to learn more about the top benefits of a tummy tuck?

Say Hello to That Beach Bod

More than ever, it’s desirable to have a flat abdomen. Pop culture and fashion have made washboard abs and a tiny waistline the most desirable physical qualities to have, because they connote fitness and health. Unfortunately, stubborn fat can hide the fact you might have a powerful core or can do about a million crunches. Even pregnancy can loosen the abdominal muscles, distending the belly and making it impossible to achieve anything resembling a six-pack. Thankfully, a tummy tuck can tighten the abdominal muscles, giving your stomach the look it deserves.

Long Lasting

A tummy tuck can last for years, so that you can enjoy your tummy tuck results for as long as possible.

Get Rid of That Excess Skin

Like the tummy tuck, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around. However, unlike liposuction, the tummy tuck can actually address loose, excess skin. While liposuction is extremely versatile, its main function is as a fat reduction procedure, and in reality, the perfect liposuction candidate has great skin elasticity.

It’s Your Secret

The scar left by the tummy tuck is usually found above the pubic region from hipbone to hipbone, making it incredibly easy to hide with your underwear.

Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks!

Because a tummy tuck excises the loose skin below your belly button, a tummy tuck can actually remove those pesky stretch marks that are the hallmark of pregnancy and childbirth. Stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin that overwhelms the elasticity and growth of the skin, causing tears that turn into horizontal lines in the skin. Although there are hundreds of creams and lotions that claim to reduce stretch marks, their efficacy is doubtful—that’s why the removal of skin by the tummy tuck is considered the most effective treatment.

Are you ready to get the amazing benefits of the tummy tuck? Contact the Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville now, for a consultation with one of our amazing surgeons.