Tummy Tuck Surgery / Abdominoplasty is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area by treating two conditions: a muscle separation above and below the belly button and loose skin. Aging, pregnancy, heredity, extreme weight loss and prior surgery can cause loose sagging skin where diet and exercise are not enough to achieve the flat and toned stomach we all desire. Women should wait until they have finished having children to have this procedure.
The skin excision or Dermolipectomy entails removing all skin between the belly button and pubic mound eliminating stretch marks below the belly button. The skin above the belly button is stretched to reach the top of the pubic mound.
With a complete tummy tuck, the patient usually has liposuction around the love-handle areas creating a drastic reshaping of the entire midsection