Body Contouring : Abdominoplasty

You may be a candidate for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) if you have loose or sagging abdominal wall skin.  Loose skin is frequently associated with relaxation of the anterior abdominal wall muscles and can be the result of pregnancies or prior surgery.   You may also desire a tummy tuck if you are unable to tighten your abdominal wall skin with exercise.   An abdominoplasty  is intended to give the patient a smoother, flatter abdomen.  During surgery, in addition to removing excess skin, the abdominal muscles are tightened with internal stitches.  An abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction to help contour the torso.  The best results are achieved in patients who are close to their ideal body weight and are able to maintain their weight through a healthy diet and exercise.