If you want to look your fittest and trimmest, you need to consider the various options out there for getting a firmer and flatter stomach. Not everyone is going to have the same experience trying to reduce the size of their abdominal region, but there are a few options to consider that may be helpful. The team at our Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn plastic surgery offices would like to go over some basic suggestions to get a flatter and more toned stomach.

Regular Exercise

One of the best ways to be toned is to stay fit. This means more than just doing sit-ups and crunches. Spot reduction is a myth. You need to exercise your whole body, which means some weight training, some cardio, and some other sort of exercise that helps improve your flexibility as well. Hit the free weights, take on that stair-master or elliptical runner, got for a long walk or a jog, look into swimming and bicycling, and don’t be afraid about trying yoga or just stretching at home.

A Healthy Diet

Exercise can only do part of the job. You also need to eat right and make good dietary decisions. This doesn’t mean starving yourself. Rather, it means making sure that you’re not overeating and that what you’re eating is smart and nutritious. Avoid fast food and junk food, and instead consider incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Eat healthy proteins and complex carbohydrates, and take it easy with foods that are rich in sugar, starches, and saturated fat.

Liposuction

Sometimes diet and exercise will only take you so far, which is nothing to be ashamed about. There are just some pockets of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. For these problems, liposuction is a big help. This will remove that stubborn belly fat and help you get trim and slim. Learn More About Liposuction

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Say you’ve lost a lot of weight thanks to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Great work. One thing you may notice, however, is that your belly skin may be stretched out a bit and saggy. Not to worry. This is natural given the nature of your skin and your body. To remove that excess skin and make your stomach nice and flat, it’s important to undergo a Brooklyn tummy tuck. The tummy tuck is a common surgery for many who are looking to enhance the contours of their body. Find Out If a Tummy Tuck is Right For You!