ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)
Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is designed to help patients achieve a flatter stomach appearance. A flat, well-toned abdomen is what most people strive to achieve through exercise and weight control. But, regardless of effort, sometimes even individuals with normal body weight can develop a protruding abdomen with loose or sagging skin. The most common causes of this are pregnancy, heredity, or significant weight loss or gain. The abdominoplasty procedure allows a person to get rid of unwanted bulges of fat on the abdomen that have proven resistant to exercise or diet. This procedure can also remove excess skin following pregnancy or significant weight loss. Depending on the aesthetic needs of each tummy tuck patient, our surgeons might perform this procedure in conjunction with liposuction, which removes stubborn deposits of fat. During an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), the surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall. This can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, giving your midsection a more attractive contour.