An Abdominoplasty is not a replacement for weight loss. The procedure is helpful particularly after having children or undergoing large weight changes so as to improve your shape. It may be the first step to a less self-conscious you and a more healthy lifestyle.
Obtaining a flatter tummy is the dream of many women and abdominoplasty may can help you achieve this. However, patients must note that although tummy tuck surgery results are long lasting they require improved lifestyle choices to be more permanent.
An Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck involves the removal of excess fat and skin and tightening of lax underlying muscles. We usually also include liposculpture as part of the procedure to further improve your shape. This often results in a flatter and firmer abdomen. See before and after photos of some of our abdominoplasty patients.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are patients who are in good shape, but with loose abdominal skin. If there is a large fat accumulation on the abdominal wall, especially along the upper part, liposculpture may also be required to remove the fatty layer.
Women who are planning future pregnancies may be advised to wait, as the skin and vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery may stretch during subsequent pregnancies and lose some of the good results.