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Tummy Tuck: Different Types of Tummies And How to Get Rid of Them

A tummy tuck is a surgery. It is also known as abdominoplasty which involves the removal of excess fat and skin and, in most cases, to restore weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging.

The most common causes of this include:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight
What tummy tuck surgery can’t do

A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.

Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised

We all want to have a flat and toned stomach. However, getting your body into shape requires a lot of effort. Eating a healthy, balanced diet, working out regularly and be physically active are the first steps to have the tummy of your dreams.

Many times we lack an understanding of what exactly is the cause of our ‘big’ tummy we use the wrong approach to deal with it. Still, there are different types of tummies, and depending on the causes of their appearance, you should find a way to get rid of the excess fat.

Here are 5 certain types of tummies and how to get rid of them:

 

 

1. Alcohol belly

Drinking too much alcohol drinks can prevent your body from digesting the food properly. Also, alcoholic beverages are high in calories, so if you want to get rid of alcohol belly you should only drink alcohol in moderation and start eating more vegetables and fruit.

2. Mommy’s belly

To get rid of the post-baby belly, it is good to start exercising and massaging the problematic area. Consult your doctor before starting with any diet.

3. Stressed-out belly

Extreme stress and poor sleeping can affect your body and lead to appearing of stomach fat or bloating.  Try to relax, sleep at last 8 hours a day and avoid eating junk foods. You should also stop consuming too much caffeine drinks.

4. Hormonal belly

Hormonal Imbalance can lead to fat gaining around your stomach area. Change your diet, eat healthy foods and consult a doctor if you experience this kind of problem.

5. Bloated belly

Bloating is a common problem for appearing a big tummy. Problems in your digestive tract can also cause bloated belly. Drink plenty of water and take probiotics.

 

 

 

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Shimi Bridget Williams
I am a Content Writer at Doctorsquaters. A Graduate with a degree in Public Health from Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State. I love fitness and I am an Advocate for Women health and well being. I am from Kaduna State. I love music, singing, playing badminton, movies, anime, cartoons and books. I am a very friendly person and like meeting people.