Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy or significant weight loss can cause a loss of elasticity in the skin and underlying muscle of the abdomen resulting in loose skin, underlying fat, stretchmarks, and a “pooch” that cannot be exercised away. An abdominoplasty is designed to remove this excess skin and tighten the fascia (the covering over the underlying abdominal muscles) to produce a thinner, firmer, more attractive abdomen. The incision is individualized to each patient and may depend on your choice of swimsuit or undergarments. In general, it is a gentle horizontal curve just above the pubic area. The belly button is modified due to the removal of the excess skin.

Pertinent Information:

  • Anesthesia - general
  • Setting - outpatient or overnight
  • Recovery - return to normal activities in 1 month
  • Scars - usually heal very well with time
Before and After photos :