The website Poponthepop.com has posted this photo of Kate Gosselin in a bikini, and called it "terrifying" due to the loose skin on her tummy, even after a tummy tuck. What's the scoop here?
Tummy tucks are meant to remove excess, hanging skin (and the fat accompanying it) and tighten up the muscle layer underneath. Although Kate looks flat and tight when standing, it's not surprising that her skin looks this way when sitting. Everyone has some skin that folds over when sitting down. We must, otherwise we wouldn't be able to stand up straight. With Kate, however, that skin has been profoundly stretched out, so it's not going to look as smooth as the skin of a person who has not had children.
So poke fun at her for being an annoying fame junkie, but that tummy skin is completely normal.
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Anthony Youn, M.D.