The tummy tuck is a commonly performed procedure that can help you to look more fit and trim by removing excess fat and skin from your middle and lower abdomen and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall in order to flatten and tighten your stomach. This procedure is appropriate for eliminating large fat deposits and tightening loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to dieting or exercise, and which most typically is a result of pregnancies, prior obesity, or aging.
Abdominoplasty is not a surgical treatment for being overweight. Overweight individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have reached a stable weight. This is often performed 12-18 months after gastric-bypass surgery.
There are a variety of different techniques for abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including suction-assisted lipectomy, or performed at the same time with other elective surgeries.