A surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall. The umbilicus is detached and then reattached to abdominal skin which has been shifted downwards. An incision crosses the lower abdomen right above the pubic hairline and goes from hip to hip.
A protruding abdomen as a result of weak abdominal muscles, weight gain, or pregnancy is a condition that causes distress to thousands of people. This condition does not respond well to diet or exercise because the skin and underlying muscles (fascia) have been stretched. Today, a remarkable procedure called, abdominoplasty has been designed to flatten a protruding abdomen through the tightening of abdominal wall muscles and removal of excess fatty tissue and skin.
Abdominoplasty AKA Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss. The objective of the surgery is to improve the contour of the body by flattening and narrowing the abdomen. The best candidate for the surgery is the individual who is of normal weight but who has weak abdominal muscles and excess skin, stretch marks, and fat.