Also known as a Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat in the abdominal area is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck is a cosmetic procedure that treats loose or sagging abdominal skin, leading to a protruding abdomen that typically occurs after significant weight loss. Good candidates for abdominoplasty are individuals in good health who have one or more of the above conditions and who have tried to address these issues with diet and exercise with little or no results.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Women who have had multiple pregnancies often seek abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) as a means of ridding themselves of loose abdominal skin. While in many cases diet and exercise are sufficient in reducing abdominal fat and loose skin after pregnancy, in some women these conditions may persist. Abdominoplasty is not recommended for women who wish to have further pregnancies, as the beneficial effects of the surgery may be undone.
Reason for Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck
Another common reason for abdominoplasty/tummy tuck is to remove excess skin from a person who has lost a large amount of weight or is obese. A large area of overhanging skin is called a pannus. Older patients are at an increased risk of developing a pannus because skin loses elasticity as one ages.
In some cases, additional procedures may be performed during or directly following abdominoplasty. Liposuction may also be performed in conjunction with an abdominoplasty to remove fat deposits from the torso, hips, or other areas. This may create a more desired body contour.