excess abdominal skin and remove fatty tissue; tuck in the
The abdomen "tummy tuck" (abdominoplasty) is a surgical
procedure designed to remove excess skin, tighten the muscles
and eliminate or improve the appearance of scars on the abdomen
(commonly called the tummy, hence the popular name tummy tuck).
Has pregnancy caused your abdominal skin and muscles to get
flabby? Do you feel as if your tummy is hanging down to your
toes? Has yo-yo excessive weight loss followed by weight gain
followed by weight loss left a layer of loose extra skin and
stretched out, thin muscles?
Could your weak stomach muscles and extra fatty tissue be
contributing to your bad posture and causing potential back
problems? The tummy tuck is designed to correct these situations.
It is important to understand right away that a tummy tuck
is NOT a weight loss procedure or a substitute for a healthy
diet or sensible exercise. Although the procedure removes
some fat, it is not an obesity cure. You should be at normal
or near-normal weight before undergoing this procedure. If
you plan to have children in the future, you should not have
a tummy tuck since the entire abdomen will stretch considerably
Liposculpture of the abdomen and other areas are commonly
performed with a tummy tuck. The tummy tuck may also be combined
with other procedures including hernia repair, tubal ligation,
bladder suspension or hysterectomy. Consult extensively with
your medical team to determine the timing and appropriateness
of your desired procedures and ultimate outcome.