Shaming people for getting tummy tuck procedures is an unfortunately prevalent aspect of society. GQ takes a look at this in a recent article titled “WHY IT’S OK TO HAVE A TUMMY TUCK.”
Matt Jones of GQ writes, “‘You’re more of a three-month project,’ said my personal trainer, Matt Miller, as I waved a fitness magazine promising abs in six weeks. ‘You have loose skin. You used to be bigger, right?’ Right: 21 stone in my late teens before dropping to 13 stone at university, fluctuating a bit and evening out to between 14 and 15 stone as I entered my thirties. ‘We can try, but you’ll need to get to 15 per cent body fat maximum from your current 30. And no promises.’ A weekly fitness protocol was designed – 40 minutes of fat-burning each morning, two hours of Matt’s personal training and some cardio at 1Rebel gym, rotating between spinning and high-intensity interval training depending on whether I had my running shoes. A diet plan was also put into place: no carbs apart from brown rice and rye bread, no booze apart from a glass of red a week, protein-rich meat, lots of greens and fish-oil supplements to try and return some elasticity to my skin. I also had to surrender a robust smoking habit. This was in January. Three months, 82 gym hours and one philosophical revelation later (treadmills are the ultimate symbol for the universe’s futility), I was down to 13 stone 8lb. My body fat was 15 per cent. I had arms that could shatter masonry. I could bench-press my girlfriend. I regularly used the words ‘swole’ and ‘gains’. But instead of a six-pack I had an empty crescent of skin. Like a 10lb sack full of 5lb of potatoes. ‘Other guys would have had a six-pack weeks ago,’ my trainer said. ‘You’ll only get rid of it with cosmetic surgery.’ Careful research was required to choose my clinic. A GP advised that the surgeons should be registered with the General Medical Council (some clinics fly in unregistered doctors from abroad), as well as members of the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Eventually, I settled on the Cadogan Clinic.”
If you’re looking into getting a tummy tuck, your best bet is Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is internationally known and acknowledged. He’s board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Tummy tuck patients can expect lasting results that could not be achievable with diet and exercise alone. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck procedure, contact Dr. Moulton-Barrett for a consultation.