Tummy tuck also called as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
Why Tummy Tuck
Women who have muscles and skin stretched after several pregnancies may find the procedure useful to tighten those muscles and reduce that skin. A tummy tuck is also an alternative for men or women who were obese at one point in their lives, and still have excessive fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area.
Standard tummy tuck
Our surgeon will make a long incision into your abdomen running above your pubic area in a curved shape. There will also be a second incision to remove your belly button. Your surgeon will then pull your tummy muscles back together and stitch them in place. Excess fat is removed and your belly button repositioned. Excess skin is then removed, the remaining skin is pulled into place and the incisions closed with stitches.
Modified tummy tuck
In this case excess fat and skin is removed from below your belly button and the muscles tightened, but the belly button itself remains in place.