Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The Problem: A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that offers enhanced body contour and a firmer, flatter abdomen for women and men who have loose abdominal skin and fat concentrated in the abdominal area.
The Goal: Abdominoplasty removes flaccid abdominal skin and tightens muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy or weight gain. This procedure is particularly effective in women who are finished having children. It removes most, if not all, of the stretch marks caused by childbirth.
The Procedure: In the traditional “full tummy tuck” procedure, we create a new belly button and tighten the muscles from the lower chest area to the pubis. The scar is usually from hip to hip. liposuction can be performed at the same time to create a nice contour. Thanks to advances in tummy tuck surgery, there are many variations both to the design of the incisions and the technique itself: