FOR A FLAT TUMMY
PROCEDURE: Tummy tuck
A tuck reshapes and tightens the abdominal area for a flatter, slimmer appearance—benefits that make it especially popular among women ages
40 to 54, despite the high cost (up to $12,000) and the sizable scar it leaves behind. Recovery ranges from two to four weeks.
Dry brushing boosts circulation and stimulates the lymph system to help the body release fat and toxins.
The to-do from skin expert Heather
Wilson: Dilute 4 drops of peppermint oil (its menthol revs circulation) in 1 Tbs. of olive oil. Apply a drop of oil to the belly, then use a dry brush in long upward strokes from feet to torso (to direct blood flow to the heart); once at the belly, massage in a clockwise motion. Repeat daily for a tauter tummy in 30 days.
SOUND OFF NIP AND TUCK “I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world. I wanted to fit into the gowns that I finally got to wear,” says Patricia of why she had a tummy tuck Patricia Heaton