Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure often referred to as a tummy tuck. This procedure is best known for reshaping and sculpting the tummy and waistline.
If you are struggling to achieve a flat tummy and narrow waist through exercise and diet this surgery may be the way to go. Nothing in the world of cosmetic surgery gives you such dramatic life-changing and shape-changing results as a well-performed tummy tuck.
The recent advances of fat excisions result in a narrower waist and a well-sculpted abdomen. And, with very acceptable scars hidden in the bikini line. This procedure can also improve your posture, and relieve some types of back pain since the tightened muscles give better support.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy and weight gain can cause the tummy muscles along the mid-line to move apart (diastasis). This allows the lower abdomen to distend with external and internal fat.
A tummy tuck can be combined with a breast lift and/or breast augmentation, plus liposuction for full-body reshaping. This combined surgery is popularly known as a Mommy Makeover.
A mini tummy tuck is less invasive and would be your best option if targeting only the lower abdomen.
A full abdominoplasty involves tightening abdominal muscles in the mid-line to narrow the waist. Excess skin and fat are removed to help re-sculpt the abdomen and even the pubic mound if necessary.
If the patient has an umbilical hernia or other hernias these can be repaired at the same time.