Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” is one of the most popular plastic surgeries for women, and is becoming increasingly popular for men as well. Abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat, and in most cases, repairs separated or weakened abdominal muscles. Many times, liposuction is combined with this type of surgery.
Many women have abdominoplasty as part of what is known as a “Mommy Makeover,” which can combine procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, facial sculpting and other procedures. Abdominoplasty is also commonly used after drastic weight loss, when there is an excess of skin around the abdomen.
This is a transforming procedure, and many people say that they wish they scheduled surgery sooner. If you have looked in a mirror and wished that your stomach was more similar to before you had your babies or that the skin was not as loose since you have experienced weight loss, then this may be the surgery for you.