From famous reality TV star Kim Zolciak, “A tummy tuck doesn’t make you skinny.”
She said this after posting a picture of her perfectly flat tummy and small waistline on Instagram while endorsing a weight loss shake she claims she’s been drinking every morning for breakfast the past two years. While there’s some speculation the reason her stomach is so small is due to plastic surgery, especially after having 6 children, Zolciak’s statement is true.
A tummy tuck does not make people skinny. It removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal area. It is not liposuction, so adipose tissue (fat) is not removed.
The Value of a Healthy Diet and Exercise
People often turn to plastic surgeons for a flat, tight stomach, but not everyone can have one at their current weight. The fat in the abdominal area must be removed first, and then a tummy tuck may be performed.
What made Zolciak make the statement that a tummy tuck doesn’t make you skinny? Her critics have been shooting accusations that her stomach has been altered surgically to be as thin as it is in the pictures. While Photoshop could have played a part, which Zolciak also refutes, it’s likely she lost the weight through dieting and then she sought a tummy tuck for a finishing touch.
Liposuction, Weight Loss, and Tummy Tuck
Liposuction removes unwanted fat, but the fat can return if the person doesn’t change his/her lifestyle. By dieting and exercising to lose the weight first, new habits are formed. This can lead to long lasting liposuction and tummy tuck results.
Liposuction is best for those who have a difficult time losing fat in certain areas. The abdominal area is notorious for being stubborn in getting rid of fat. Once a satisfactory weight has been achieved, liposuction can remove remaining fat in certain areas. A tummy tuck takes care of the excess skin after losing the weight to provide a tight, smooth look. In some cases, patients can have these procedures done simultaneously.
Contact Plastic Surgeons in Long Island and Manhattan
For more information about liposuction and a tummy tuck, contact the plastic surgeons in Long Island and Manhattan at Advanced Cosmetic of New York. With a free consultation, you can discuss your weight loss goals, liposuction, and a tummy tuck to achieve the body you want.
Call us at our Manhattan location at 212-206-0023 or in Long Island at 631-499-1831 for a no cost consultation appointment Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays.