An abdominoplasty, commonly called a “tummy tuck”, is a plastic surgery procedure which can result in not only a more attractive silhouette but also a stronger, tighter abdominal core. Abdominoplasty involves removing excess fat and skin from the stomach area and stitching together separated and weakened abdominal muscles. This procedure results in a firmer, tighter abdominal wall which can ultimately benefit one’s overall core body strength and posture.
I actually first considered an abdominoplasty after having had three children in four and a half years. The rectus abdominus muscle separation and weakness left me with a sore back and, diminished abdominal strength. Unable to lose the roll in the middle despite having lost the weight with diet and exercise, I went forward with a plastic surgery consult and then with abdominoplasty. The abdominoplasty helped me regain core abdominal strength and a pre-pregnancy figure.