A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the lower abdomen and the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened. This procedure can drastically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen and reduce the waistline.
This procedure is particularly helpful for women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched the abdomen so far that it does not return to its normal shape. Tummy tucks are also helpful for those who have lost a significant amount of weight, but still possess loose, sagging skin. At times, tummy tuck surgery is performed in conjunction with liposuction. In some cases, where only a limited fat deposit in the lower abdomen is deforming its shape, a liposuction procedure will take care of this without a large incision.
Abdominoplasty will give the patient a better natural contour.