5 Common Causes Of An Abdomen That Protrudes

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When men and women realize that their protruding abdomen doesn’t seem to respond to any specialty exercise or workout routine, they should definitely consider visiting Dr. Ayoub of Westfield Plastic Surgery Center for an abdominoplasty consultation. If you’re struggling with the appearance of your abdomen, particularly that bulge you see in the mirror, there could be several causes of it, and knowing for sure is something Dr. Ayoub will have to diagnose. Keep reading to learn more about the top five causes of an abdomen that protrudes.

What Is Abdominoplasty?

As we mentioned above, Dr. Ayoub can perform an abdominoplasty on men and women in the Omaha area who are struggling with a bulging belly. But what is abdominoplasty? Well, you probably know it as a tummy tuck, and it is performed on patients who desire to improve the contour and shape of their abdomen. By removing excess skin and fat, and repairing abdominal muscles when needed, Dr. Ayoub can give you the sleek, toned tummy you’ve been dreaming of.

What Is Causing That Bulge?

 1. Pregnancy

After pregnancy, many women suffer from separated abdominal muscles, also known as diastasis recti. These muscles separate during pregnancy to allow room for growing baby, but oftentimes, what stretches does not completely retract, leaving women in the with a bulge in their lower abdomen they can’t seem to diet or work off. Dr. Ayoub can correct this problem by stitching up the separated abdominal muscles during an abdominoplasty.

2. Weight Fluctuations

When men and women in Omaha work their tails off to lose weight and get into shape, they are often met with the sad reality of loose, sagging skin in places they certainly don’t want it – most commonly, around their mid-drift. Because this protrusion is due to excess skin, it won’t go away without undergoing an abdominoplasty procedure.

 3. Previous Surgery

Whether you’ve had a previous tummy tuck that didn’t go as planned, or you’ve had a C-section or other procedure, abdominal bulges can be left behind after previous surgeries. Be sure to fully explain your medical history with Dr. Ayoub during your consultation so he will know how to proceed with your abdominoplasty.

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4. Age

Oh aging – it’s a curse and a blessing all at the same time. When it comes to the physical signs of aging, many patients of Westfield Plastic Surgery Center are big fans. Not only does the skin lose elasticity in the face, leaving wrinkles and jowls behind, but it also loses elasticity in the abdominal area. If you are suffering from a protruding abdomen due to age, Dr. Ayoub can bring back your youthfulness by performing an abdominoplasty and removing that sagging skin.

5. Hernia

As we discussed above, pregnancy can lead to separated abdominal muscles that need to be surgically corrected. But did you know that the longer you ignore your diastasis recti, the more likely you are to develop a hernia? A hernia is caused when weakened muscles allow part of the intestines to protrude through the abdominal wall. And this isn’t just a result of pregnancy – men can have this too, and the result is painful. If you are suffering from a hernia, Dr. Ayoub can correct it during an abdominoplasty procedure.

Call Westfield Plastic Surgery to Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

Dr. Ayoub is a board-certified plastic surgeon and has been a member of the Omaha community for over 20 years. During that time, he has gained the trust of many residents in the area through his personal touch and artistic skill. He was even awarded with a “Best of Omaha” award from Omaha Magazine this year. 

If you’re ready to be rid of your belly bulge, give his office a call today at (402) 829-6384 to schedule your complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Ayoub.

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