Tummy Tuck: options to flatten the stomach


If you have tried dieting and exercise to get a better stomach and haven’t had the success you want, a tummy tuck could be a solution. Here are six possible tummy tuck options based on what they fix:

  • The Pooch: No matter how many crunches you do, you still have a little bulge under your belly button that won’t lie flat. Liposuction can suction the fat out and slim that little bump.
  • Saggy Stomach: Childbirth often stretches your skin and aging can hit the stomach area, creating droopy skin. For this abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a good option for removing excess skin and fat from your stomach.
  • The Spare Tire: If you have a roll around your middle, also known as a muffin top or love handles, non-invasive procedures are a good solution. Some options include freezing and destroying fat cells with CoolSculpting, or Lipsonix that uses ultrasound.
  • Stretch marks: Though there is no true fix for stretch marks, they can be eliminated with a tummy tuck.
  • Fat Apron: The fold of skin left after losing large amount of weight can be removed with a panniculectomy, which removes skin but not fat.


Dr. Sacha Obaid is founder of North Texas Plastic Surgery, with locations in Southlake and Plano, Texas. Dr. Obaid is a Harvard trained, board certified plastic surgeon who has helped thousands of women achieve the look they desire. Dr. Obaid has won numerous awards, including RealSelf 100, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Top Docs, Super Doctors Texas Rising Stars, and more. You can connect with Dr. Obaid on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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