What to Do About Lower Ab Flab

Lower abdominal fat can persist through strict diets and regular exercise. When a healthy lifestyle is not enough to kick that stubborn extra weight to the curb, plastic surgery can help. In this blog post, Dr. Anna Wooten describes a few of the ways in which plastic surgery can assist in getting rid of lower ab flab.  


While liposuction can be used to treat problem areas from your arms to your thighs, one of the most common areas this procedure targets is the abdomen. During this process, a tube is inserted through a small incision and excess fat is removed in order to help you achieve your body’s desired contour. While liposuction is an excellent way to remove fat deposits, it cannot get rid of cellulite or remove the extra skin that follows dramatic fluctuations in weight. For those problems, you may consider combining liposuction with a tummy tuck procedure.

CoolSculpting is a great option for patients who may not have a severe bulge, but who want to minimize a little bit of pinch. CoolSculpting technology freezes unwanted fat, which is later filtered from the body. The result is a flatter and slimmer abdomen without surgery.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is an outpatient surgery that removes excess fat and skin. It can also repair muscles that have been separated or weakened due to pregnancy, aging or even previous surgeries. While there is no way to completely erase stretch marks, tummy tucks can help minimize their appearance on the abdomen. The results of a tummy tuck can be significantly diminished by large fluctuations in weight, so it is recommended that women do not undergo this surgery until they are no longer planning to get pregnant.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that aims to reverse the effects that pregnancy has on a woman’s body. Lower ab flab is one of the most common issues women seek to correct after pregnancy and childbirth, especially if they have more than one child. Many mommy makeover treatment plans incorporate breast lift and/or breast augmentation surgery to improve the appearance of breasts that look flat, saggy or “deflated” after pregnancy and nursing.

You have lots of options to tackle lower ab flab when diet and exercise are not enough! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Anna Wooten, call Beleza Plastic Surgery at (724) 759-7777.

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