Dr. Mark L. Jewell is a top plastic surgeon in Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Jewell has extensive training and experience in abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck remains the best treatment solution for excess skin and looseness in the abdominal area. While diet and exercise can help weight management, they cannot improve excess skin or abdominal muscles that have been stretched.
The three major factors for loose abdominal muscle and skin are pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging. The abdominal skin loses tone and cannot regain its normal tightness. The stomach muscles are also stretched apart and contribute to a protruding tummy. Abdominoplasty surgery recontours this area and tightens the muscles. D. Jewell often performs abdominoplasty as part of a combination procedure called a "mommy makeover" to renew women's bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding.