A tummy tuck is performed to remove excess skin of the abdomen and to tighten the abdominal muscles at the same surgical sitting, if necessary. Excess abdominal skin and lax muscles could be the result of child birth or weight loss, aging or might be hereditary and cannot be removed by diet or exercise alone.

In some cases liposuction could be performed at the same surgical sitting. 

 

Suitable patients

Female patients should not plan future pregnancies, and patients should be close to their ideal weight. An abdominoplasty procedure is not a weight loss procedure.

Patients undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure should be healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations.

Cosmetic surgery must be tailored to each patient, depending on their concerns and their specific anatomy. 

 

You could consider this procedure if:

  • You are not planning future pregnancies
  • You are close to your ideal weight, and your weight has been stable for at least 6 to 12 months.
  • You have loose, excess skin of the abdomen
  • You have loose, lax muscles of the abdomen

The following cannot be corrected/improved with this procedure:

  • Removal of visceral fat (fat around the organs). Patients with a tight, “beer”-belly type appearance will not receive any benefit from this procedure.