Why Do I Have a “Muffin Top” if I’m Thin?

April 2nd, 2019

tummy tuck in the woodlands Oh, the dreaded “muffin top.” Despite the fact that many women in The Woodlands are trim and thin, they still carry some unwanted weight in their abdomen that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. Put on your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a cute, tight top, and it looks like you’re flabby even though you’re actually skinny and have a healthy BMI. It’s just not fair.

There are a few reasons that you may experience this condition:

  • You’re committed to cardio workouts, but don’t do resistance training
  • You have a poor diet, despite your amazing metabolism that keeps you skinny
  • Everyone’s favorite reason – genetics

Sometimes, even women in The Woodlands who do properly exercise and eat well have “muffin tops” because of those genetic tendencies. If that’s your situation, then a tummy tuck can cut that muffin top right off your abdomen and give you the flat stomach you desire.

All About Tummy Tucks

A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove loose, excess skin in the abdomen, as well as stitch up separated abdominal muscles (which is a common pregnancy complication). While usually performed after a woman has lost a significant amount of weight, there are cases where The Woodlands patients have always been skinny, but still have some flabby skin in their abdomen. In this case, a tummy tuck is warranted.

What is the Tummy Tuck Experience Like?

If you choose Dr. Myers for a tummy tuck, you’ll arrive on your surgery day having fasted at least 12 hours. That’s because you’ll be put under general anesthesia for your surgery, and a full stomach and general anesthesia just don’t mix. Before your procedure, you’ll be called back to a prep room to be prepped by a team of medical professionals, then wheeled off to the operating room where you’ll be put to sleep by an anesthesiologist. Once you’re asleep, Dr. Myers works his magic by making a hip to hip incision to remove unwanted belly skin, and tighten up your abdomen.

You’ll awaken in a recovery room, where you’re vitals will be monitored by medical staff. A tummy tuck is usually an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to go home the same day. The only restriction is that you’ll need to arrange for a ride home because the strong general anesthesia you received for your surgery makes it unsafe for you to drive.

Contact our Practice in The Woodlands for a Consultation

If you’re skinny and have tried everything to get rid of excess abdominal skin, a tummy tuck could be the right solution for you. It’ll reduce the “muffin top,” eliminate the flabby looking skin seen under tight tops, and make you look great in a bathing suit or bikini.

If you think your “muffin top” isn’t due to your exercise, regime or diet but to your genetics, come and visit Dr. Meyers for an initial tummy tuck evaluation. He’ll consult with you to ensure it’s the correct procedure with you, as well as explain his anticipated results for you given your unique case.

You can call to schedule a consultation at our office near the The Woodlands area at (936) 539-8115.

*Individual results may vary.