5 years to the gym. Been with personal trainer and by now i have a lot of experience one problem, I am facing is my body I cant achieve the results i want. Im 21 years old. Tummy tuck & or mini tummy tuck aren't option for me. I have this problem with my skin sometimes my body can look good and other times its can look disgusting. I believe I have really bad elasticity especially in my lower abdomen. I need help with what I can do? Nothing isnt an option for me.. helppp H- 176cm W- 75kg BF- 9%
What Can I Do About my Body? Stubborn Lower Abdomen. (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
Skin or fat?
You need to be examined. I have seen this problem a number of times. It is most likely to be fat deposits which you've inherited rather than a skin problem. An exam is needed to be sure of this, photo's aren't enough.
If it is a fat deposit problem it can be completely corrected by a liposuction procedure.
Agree you should definitely not consider a TT, the scar in your case would not be worth it.
How Can I Reduce the Fullness in My Lower Abdomen
A plan for lower abdominal wall improvement in a fit male or female would be determined by an examination. However, after reviewing your photos it appears that your problem is primarily caused by a localized fatty deposit and not by a laxity in the muscularture of your abdominal wall. I would suggest the following plan:
- Decrease your carbohydrate intake.. this can cause excessive water retention which translates into an encreased enlargement of the problematic area.
- For a permanent improvement I use Ultra-sound assisted Liposuction. In your case I would extend the treatment area around you waist
- After liposuction you would be placed in a compresive dressing for at least 10 days.
- You should expect a 50 to 70% improvement
What to Do About Lower Abdomen
If you are referring to your lower abdomen, it is hard to determine exactly what is the cause. This could be a skin elasticity issue, fatty deposit, or abdominal wall laxity. All of these can be treated surgically, but you will need an exam. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA