What is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles, creating a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

A flat, well-toned abdomen is something many of us struggle with when training and managing weight. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

People with normal body weight and proportions may also develop a protruding abdomen or are loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

● Aging

● Inheritance

● The pregnancy

● Previous surgery

● Significant weight fluctuations

Who Are the Best Candidates for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is suitable for healthy men and women.

Women who have had multiple pregnancies may find the procedure helpful in tightening the abdominal muscles and reducing the skin.

A tummy tuck is also an option for men or women who were once overweight and still have excess fat or loose skin around their stomach.

Who Shouldn't Consider Having a Tummy Tuck?

If you are a woman planning to become pregnant, you may want to put off the tummy tuck until you are done having children. During surgery, the vertical muscles are stiffened and future pregnancies can separate these muscles.