Firmer and Tighter Abdomen
Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens and contours the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat with simultaneous tightening the lax abdominal wall muscles. Often simultaneous liposuction is performed.
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Generally, an incision is made in the bikini line area, followed by undermining of tissues. Excessive skin and a conservative amount of fat are removed, followed by suture tightening of the underlying muscle for enhance tightening and contouring effect. The umbilicus may need to be relocated. Drains are placed and removed within a few days.
The treatment takes about three hours in an outpatient clinic setting.
Procedures generally require general anesthesia.