Tummy Tuck

Tummy TuckIf sit-ups and other exercises aren’t giving you the flat stomach you desire, then abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, might be the key.

A tummy tuck, removes excess fat and skin to give the abdomen a flatter, tighter look. A tummy tuck also may be used to restore weak or separated stomach muscles.

Procedural Steps: There are two options for tummy tucks―complete abdominoplasty and partial or mini abdominoplasty.

Complete abdominoplasty is performed on patients that require the most correction. First, a horizontal incision is made low, below the navel. Then the excess fat and skin is surgically removed.

A mini abdominoplasty is best for patients with localized fat deposits. The incision for this procedure is smaller than would be necessary for a complete abdominoplasty. Liposuction may be used for this procedure if excess fat is the only issue.

Your Results: Two to four weeks after surgery you will begin to notice results. Full results could appear as early as eight weeks and incision lines will continue to fade for up to one year.