Stuart. A. Linder, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Beverly Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and more.
Dr. Linder is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
The term “muffin top” is a common term used to describe the unattractive appearance of the stomach when it bulges out and hangs over the pants. As more fat is gained in the abdominal area, this condition only worsens over time. Even though it is possible to eliminate the appearance of their muffin top, most people find it very hard to fully get rid of it.
There are ways to improve your waistline and reduce the appearance of the dreaded muffin top. The following are some simple diet and exercise tips that, if regularly incorporated into your daily routine, can effectively improve the appearance of your midsection.
Lie face down, resting on your forearms
Push off the floor onto your toes, and rest on your elbows
Keeping your back flat, tilt your pelvis and contract the abdominals
Benefits: Strengthens rectus and transverse abdominis
Lay on your right side with your legs straight
Use your right forearm to prop yourself up
Contract your abs making sure your hips do not touch the floor
Repeat on the left side
Benefits: Strengthens the obliques and lower back
Lay on your back and place your hands under your buttocks
Raise one leg straight up, with the other leg slightly off the ground
After holding this position for a few seconds, switch feet
Benefits: Strengthen the lower abdominals and obliques
Lay on your back with your legs straight and arms extended over your head
Keeping your arms straight, crunch your abdominals as you bring your legs in
Straighten the legs out and expand the abdominals
Benefits: Strengthens the rectus abdominis and obliques
The only way to permanently stop a muffin top from forming is to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine or through surgery. However, if you are looking for a quick fix, then the following ideas are recommended.
Although the popular trend for pants in today’s culture is tight-fitting and below the hip, this type of clothing isn’t for everyone. Rather than attempting to squeeze into a pair of these of jeans, wear a larger size with a waist that goes above the hips.
Short, form-fitting shirts leave the chance for you midsection to show. A longer shirt that does not hug the body will smooth out your midsection and hide your muffin top.
Not only will a dress almost always hide a muffin top, but a dress also provides a classy look no matter what the occasion may be.
Although a strict diet regimen and rigorous exercise routine can rid their body of a muffin top, not all individuals see the same results. At his Beverly Hills practice, Dr. Stuart Linder has helped many men and women reduce the size of their abdominal area through tummy tuck and liposuction procedures.
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To find out if a tummy tuck or liposuction procedure is beneficial to you, schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon. Call (310) 275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.