Tummy tuck surgery overview
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the size of the stomach, (tummy), and make it more firm.
This is achieved by removing the excess fat and skin from the middle and lower areas of the abdomen. The procedure may also involve tightening the muscles and tissues of the abdominal wall.
Abdominoplasty is available to both men and women, but is more commonly performed on females after weight loss or childbirth.
There are different types of abdominoplasty that can be performed depending on the desired results and goals of the patient. These include:
- Partial (mini) abdominoplasty
- Complete (full) abdominoplasty
- Extended abdominoplasty
Each procedure involves making incisions in the lower region of the stomach and they are sometimes combined with other surgeries at the same time, such as liposuction or thigh lift.