Pregnancy, weight loss and the natural ageing process can leave behind excess, sagging skin around the stomach (abdomen) area, which can’t be banished through exercise or non-invasive treatments. The solution is an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, which will give you a flatter, firmer abdomen.
An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen flatter and firmer. Excess fat and skin are removed from the abdomen area in order to tighten the muscles and tissues of the abdominal area.
There are two types of tummy tuck. The one you have will depend on how much skin and fat you have removed. Your surgeon will explain which type is most suitable for you.
Full abdominoplasty – required when patient has excessive fat deposit
plus a drop in the underlying muscle and skin layer.
Modified (mini) abdominoplasty – required when a patient has good
muscle tone, but there is too much skin and the stomach appears crinkly.
When to Consider a Tummy Tuck:
- If you’ve got flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen that does not improve with diet or exercise.
- If the shape of your abdomen has been affected by pregnancy or massive weight loss.
- If you feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive.
- If your self-confidence is marred by your stomach contour.