Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the abdomen. It is one of the most common procedures that Dr. Martin performs. Following pregnancy or changes in weight, the skin of the abdominal wall can become loose and stretched. The abdominal muscles also sometimes become lax. This can result is in a sagging, bulging abdomen. Abdominoplasty tightens the skin and muscles, resulting in a flatter abdomen.
Good Candidates for Abdominoplasty
Good candidates for abdominoplasty are patients who:
- Have loose, stretched abdominal skin
- Sagging skin of the abdomen
- Laxity of the abdominal muscles
- Bulging of the abdomen
- Are at or close to their ideal body weight