Can a Tummy Tuck Reduce the Size of My Beer Belly?

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There is no doubt that a beer belly can be very unflattering. Abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck) helps remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen for a slimmer appearance. Though a tummy tuck procedure is not typically a weight loss solution, some people find they have a more contoured midsection after surgery.

If you are worried about your beer belly, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed explores if abdominoplasty is a good solution for your needs in Pasadena, CA. Call Omar Ahmed, M.D. today to learn more about our process and your options.

What does a beer belly look like?

A beer belly is an enlarged stomach due to excess fat and/or loose skin. This may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption over time, along with poor diet and lack of exercise. Other factors, like genetics or rapid weight loss, also contribute to the development of a beer belly.

In general, the best way to get rid of a beer belly is by living a healthy lifestyle. Consistent diet and exercise reduce fat pockets and tone your stomach muscles. However, if you have excess skin that is resistant to these methods, you may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty.

What is involved in a tummy tuck?

Our professionals at Omar Ahmed, M.D. may recommend abdominoplasty for patients who want a slimmer midsection overall. Dr. Ahmed will perform a skin assessment to determine the extent of your needs. We encourage patients to be near their goal weight before surgery so they can enjoy optimal results.

During a tummy tuck procedure in Pasadena, CA, Dr. Ahmed addresses problem areas to create a flatter stomach. We remove excess skin and fat, as well as tighten the underlying muscles. Procedures are always personalized to each patient's cosmetic goals.

Our team is committed to providing safe and effective results for patients with a wide range of body types and sizes. So whether you have a beer belly or other cosmetic issues, Dr. Ahmed has years of experience performing these treatments with great success. Rest assured, you are in great hands with our team.

How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?

Every patient heals differently, but most people take about two weeks to heal and return to normal activities. Standing upright and walking may feel uncomfortable for several days. Omar Ahmed, M.D. provides patients with aftercare instructions to make recovery as easy as possible. We also encourage follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.

Will my beer belly return?

The results of a tummy tuck procedure are long-lasting, but this depends on your lifestyle choices after surgery. It is important to maintain a healthy weight to prevent your beer belly from returning. We recommend eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly after recovering from surgery. Factors like pregnancy and weight gain may reverse your outcomes.

Slim down your stomach

We understand that a beer belly can be frustrating. Abdominoplasty at Omar Ahmed, M.D. can help you enjoy the stomach you have always wanted. Dr. Omar Ahmed provides information and resources about our advanced tummy tuck when you call our office in Pasadena, CA for a consultation. Allow us to improve your appearance and confidence through surgery.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.