Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck

Improves the appearance of the abdominal area after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

  • Tummy-tuck surgery will restore a flat tummy.
  • You will look better in clothes and swimwear.
  • You will have a more youthful-looking body.

Procedure

Abdominoplasty, also called tummy tuck surgery, surgically removes the excess skin and fat that lies between the umbilicus and the overhanging skin (or to a cesarean scar) from the
abdominal area. Depending on the needs of the patient, the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened. The incision is a half-moon shape (length is dependent on the mass of skin and fat
to be removed).

Length

Approximately two to four hours.

Anesthesia

Most commonly patients are placed under general anesthesia. This procedure can also be performed with a regional nerve block obtained with local anesthetic agents.