Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and small amounts of excess fat. Conservative liposuction can be combined with abdominoplasty in certain circumstances. Abdominoplasty can also repair weakened or separated muscles near the mid-line, creating a more well contoured abdomen.
Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for healthy living. We recommend a healthy diet combined with some form of aerobic exercise a few times per week. In this way your body recovers more quickly from surgery and a better overall result is obtained.
Abdominal wall laxity is often seen as a result of:
– Pregnancy (especially large pregnancy such as twins or large babies).
– Previous surgery.
– Significant weight loss or fluctuations in weight.