Exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and sensible diet all play a role in maintaining health. You could exercise all day long, 7 days a week and not achieve what you want. The skin and muscle are stretched and no amount of exercise will regain your figure. Modified and mini tummy tucks can produce a significant improvement in the appropriate candidate. With the extent of the tissue looseness that is apparent in your photos, a full tummy tuck and liposuction will achieve a better cosmetic result.
Following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do based on very limited 2 dimensional photos, without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Based on these photographs you appear to be an excellent candidate for a full tummy tuck with muscle reconstruction. This will flatten the muscles, reconstruct your core muscular corset, revise the belly button, eliminate the stretch marks from the belly button to the pubic hairline, and remove the loose skin and fat of the anterior abdomen.
Thank you for your question and pictures. Yo u look like you are doing a good job exercising. However, not all skin and muscle respond to exercise the same. That said, you might do well with a mini tummy tuck and maybe some lipo. Be sure to see a Board Certified PS for your consultation.
Loose skin will not improve with diet or exercise. Usually only excision will help. How much it bothers you is up to you to decide if you want it treated.
Thank you for your question. Based on the picture your loose skin require surgical excision. Exercise alone will not address loose skin. Please consult with a board certified PS for evaluation
From your pictures, it appears that your biggest issue is with loose skin. That being the case, it will not improve through exercise and would have to be physically removed. A healthy diet and exercise will help tone the whole body, but will not help any in the way of loose skin. Unfortunately as we get older our skin loose its elasticity and cannot regain what it once was. Visit a board certified plastic surgeon for an in person consultation to see what you tummy options might be. You could probably get by with just a mini tuck.
When patients have experienced extreme weight loss due to diet and exercise, #gastricbypass surgery, or #stomachstapling or #lapband surgery, there will be excess body skin that needs removal. In order to correct this problem many patients will need a #TummyTuck surgery, #panniculectomy, or #abdominoplasty. This is becoming a highly requested procedure among patients who wish to rid themselves of excess skin and tighten muscle in their abdominal area. This procedure can be beneficial for women with loose skin and stretch marks following pregnancy, and patients who have undergone significant weight loss.
Women and men who have excess skin and/or fat around the abdomen which does not respond to diet and exercise are candidates for abdominoplasty. Many patients complain that they cannot flatten their abdominal muscles through exercise, which also means a tummy tuck may be right for them. Abdominoplasty candidates have excess abdominal skin which may sag, a disproportionate or protruding abdomen, weakened or separated abdominal muscles, or excess fat concentrated in the abdomen
Other tummy tuck patients may recently have lost a lot of weight and need to have excess skin and tissue removed. Many women choose to have an abdominoplasty following pregnancy. Older patients may be candidates for a tummy tuck due to reduced skin elasticity. If you believe any of these conditions apply to you then a consultation with a local certified plastic surgeon would be a good idea to determine the best procedure for your desired results.
Thank you for your question.
Exercise does wonders for muscle tone and fat reduction, however you can't exercise your skin. I always encourage my patients to stay fit, and if there is some aspect of their body that they can't seem to change through diet/exercise, then surgery is a great option at that point. Best of luck!
-Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery
Thanks for your inquiry and I do not like to place a ceiling on anyone's personal drive to get fit. It is unlikely however that skin you are holding can be eliminating by exercise. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss.
Hello and thank you for your question. The best answer to your question would come from an in-person consultation with a full history and physical examination. Based on your
photograph alone, you have skin laxity and therefore are a good candidate for a tummy tuck with liposuction.
This can be done through a low and short incision, all completely below the
bikini line. Your muscles can also be
plicated resulting in a flat abdomen. Make sure you
specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have
had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic
surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon