I work out but my tummy is still like a bowl of Jello. Why?


Clients often ask why their tummy is loose and jiggles despite 100’s of crunches and other abdominal exercises.  There are multiple reasons why just exercising isn’t always enough and a tummy tuck is the best option.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes exercise and diet is not enough to obtain the goal of a flat tummy.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Significant fluctuations in weight
  • Heredity
  • Prior surgery

Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure used to create a tighter abdomen.

Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and at a stable ideal weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You do not smoke

Although the results of an abdominoplasty procedure are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.

What a tummy tuck won’t do:

  • Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or exercise.
  • Cannot correct stretch marks-Some stretch marks below the belly button may be removed.

Tummy Tucks are a very common surgical procedure and in 2009 over 115,191 people had the procedure.

So don’t feel guilty about that jelly belly when you have been leading a healthy lifestyle and exercising.  There’s only so much you can do.  The rest will need to be done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Aguiar.  Take some time and view his amazing “Tampa Tummy Transformations“.

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