A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin, and restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother, firmer and younger.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. But sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes, bulges and is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
Significant fluctuations in weight
Prior abdominal surgery
What a tummy tuck won't do:
Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, tummy tuck operations cannot correct stretch marks, although many of these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised. Generally the main targeted area is below the belly button (the abdominal fat roll.)