Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Abdominoplasty, or"tummy tuck" as it is commonly understood, is a process that contours the abdominal region. With this procedure, the surgeon makes a long incision from 1 side of the hipbone to the other. Excess fat and skin are surgically removed from the middle and lower abdomen, and the muscles of the stomach wall are tightened with sutures.
Who are candidates for tummy tuck?
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women that are in great physical condition, but are bothered by large fat deposits or loose abdominal skin that does not respond to diet or exercise.Individuals who wish to lose weight, and women who plan future pregnancies, should postpone the surgery.