What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, can flatten your abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It can also remove some if not all of the stretch marks in your lower abdomen. It is popular following pregnancy, massive weight loss or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles impairs body contour.
Are you a candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
You should be in good overall health but have excess skin (that has lost its elasticity) throughout the abdominal area. You should be at a stable weight that you feel you can maintain following tummy tuck surgery. You must not smoke, or be prepared to stop smoking for several weeks prior to and after surgery.