Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


Both men and women want a sleek abdomen, but various factors, especially weight gain, may prevent this.  In women, childbearing usually  stretches the skin and muscles beyond the point of self-correction.  In other words, all the sit-ups or crunches in the world won’t help, and surgery remains the only option.  Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is the surgical reshaping and toning of the abdomen.

  • Helpful after child bearing to flatten the abdomen, remove excess skin and fat, and retighten the abdominal muscle layer which has been stretched with pregnancy.
  • The only effective treatment for reshaping the abdomen after massive weight loss (e.g. gastric bypass).
  • Currently the only treatment to completely remove lower abdominal stretch marks.
  • Scars are usually favorable and hidden in the bikini line and around the umbilicus (belly button).
  • Outpatient procedure.
  • Expect one week out of work.
  • Expect 6-8 weeks to full recovery.

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