If you want a tighter, flatter abdomen, a tummy tuck may help you achieve your goals. Often done following childbirth or significant weight loss, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in some cases, restores weakened or separated muscles. This creates a body profile that is smoother and firmer, often enhancing your physical image and confidence.
How it's done: The surgical removal of excess abdominal fat and skin, includes tightening of the abdominal wall where muscles have weakened. A full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. Incision size is largely dependent on the amount of excess skin to be removed.
Where correction is isolated to the area below the navel, a limited or mini tummy tuck with a shorter incision at the pubic bone may be recommended.
Liposuction may be performed with a mini tummy tuck where excess fat is the only factor.
Results: A tummy tuck not only restores (or creates) a curvaceous figure but also makes it easier to lose weight and keep it off. Swelling should sub-side and initial results appear in 2-4 weeks. Final results could appear in 8 weeks. Incision lines will continue to flatten and fade for up to a year.