Want a Tummy Tuck? Skip the Home Remedies.

The old saying caveat emptor — “let the buyer beware” — certainly applies when shopping for do-it-yourself tummy tuck treatments. In Connecticut, as elsewhere across the country, our patients can be susceptible to ploys from all sorts of products that promise to give them the flatter tummy they desire without surgery.

Unfortunately, these at-home tummy tuck products will do nothing but lighten your wallet.

The different products on the market fall into 3 distinct categories:

The bottom line is that abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is the only true solution for women and men who want to restore a flatter, toned tummy after significant weight loss or pregnancy. A tummy tuck involves making an incision as low as possible, just above the pubic area, enabling me to remove excess skin and repair abdominal muscles (if necessary) with a scar that’s hidden below the bikini line. I do often combine liposuction with a tummy tuck to ensure the resulting contours look natural and sculpted.

It requires an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to get the type of results seen in these tummy tuck before-and-after photos of one of my patients:

If you are considering a tummy tuck, I invite you to leave any questions in the comment field below. I am here to help!

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