Tummy Tuck

Restore your silhouette with a Tummy Tuck!

If your abdominal skin and muscles are loose from having children or losing weight—or your midsection is simply out of proportion with the rest of you—a tummy tuck can give you a slim, youthful waistline.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery which removes excess abdominal skin and fat, then tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall, while tightening and smoothing the area around the navel. A tummy tuck will improve not only in the waistline, but the entire abdominal area from the upper abs all the way down to your bikini line.

Is a tummy tuck right for you?

A tummy tuck is best suited to women and men who have loose abdominal skin and/or abdominal fat that won’t respond to dieting or exercise.

After childbirth your abdominal muscles and skin may have been stretched beyond the point where they can return to normal. A tummy tuck can be the answer to getting your pre-pregnancy tummy back.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have:

  • Excess or loose, sagging abdominal skin
  • An abdomen that protrudes and is out of proportion to the rest of your body
  • Weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or aging
  • Excess fat concentrated beneath the abdominal skin

Is there more than one version of a tummy tuck?

Yes. If your excess fat deposits are only below the navel, a mini-tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty may be right for you. During your consultation, you will be examined to determine which would be best for you.

Are there other alternatives to a tummy tuck?

Yes. If you have fairly good skin elasticity and muscle tone, liposuction may be used to remove abdominal fat and tighten the skin. This alternative may be appropriate for you if you plan to become pregnant in the future.

What can you expect from a tummy tuck?

Quite soon after surgery, you will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body. Many people find that their firmer, flatter abdomen boosts their confidence and makes them look more attractive.

Tummy tuck produces dynamic results*. Unless you gain or lose a significant amount of weight, you can expect to retain your new shape for many years. Over time, gravity and aging may cause your skin to loosen somewhat. If this occurs, your Lift Laser and Body tummy tuck surgeon may suggest additional treatment for restoring a more youthful abdominal contour.

* Published pictures, videos and text of this procedure do not guarantee or predict the results that any particular individual will receive. Your individual plastic surgery results and experience will vary – please, read the disclaimer.