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Are Diet and Exercise Not Enough?

Woman ExercisingThe body undergoes a wide variety of changes over time, and metabolism fluctuations, genetics, and other factors can influence its shape. For instance, many women struggle to lose weight and regain their pre-pregnancy figures following childbirth. Excess skin, loose abdominal muscles, and fatty tissue that resist diet and exercise are common concerns. At The Ottawa Clinic, our plastic surgeons offer customised tummy tuck surgery, a procedure designed to address these issues and help patients achieve their desired body contour.

Weight gain can cause the skin on the abdomen to stretch. If that weight is then quickly lost, either from childbirth, bariatric surgery, or lifestyle changes, the skin may remain stretched and the underlying muscles may be weakened. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to achieve a firmer, more aesthetically appealing midsection by trimming excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.

Another benefit of tummy tuck surgery is the technique’s versatility. Our surgeons can tailor the procedure to include the upper and the lower abdomen or just the lower abdomen, and they can utilise liposuction to further contour the waistline if desired.

Diet and exercise can help patients enhance their health and appearance, but even with these methods some individuals struggle to eliminate skin laxity and strengthen the muscles in this area. Tummy tuck surgery can be an excellent way to firm and sculpt the midsection in the event that more traditional methods prove ineffective.

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