Tummy Tuck, also called Abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the mid-section. For many people the mid-section is a difficult area to improve due to excess, sagging skin after a weight loss or after pregnancy. Stretched out abdominal muscles are also a concern for many after pregnancy and the abdominoplasty procedure can remove excess, sagging skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. Sometimes the tummy tuck procedure is performed in combination with liposuction to also remove stubborn fat from the area.
The tummy tuck is performed through an incision made in the lower abdomen from hip to hip–it should be noted that this incision will leave behind a permanent scar, though it is easily hidden by undergarments. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.