Tummy Tuck

A toned midsection can do wonders for your body. Aside from giving you a beach ready look, a lean stomach gives you a healthier physique and makes finding clothes much easier.

However, the road to a leaner stomach is easier said than done. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably done hundreds of crunches and a handful of diets to try to get slimmer. Many times, the results don’t come easy.

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that slims down the stomach by removing excess skin, fat, and tissue from the middle or lower abdomen. The procedure takes about one to three hours to complete and may be performed under general or local anesthesia.

Tummy Tuck

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

  • You are in good physical and emotional shape
  • You are not more than 25 pounds overweight
  • Your body doesn’t seem to respond well to exercise and diet
  • Your abdominal skin is sagging due to drastic weight loss or pregnancy

Contrary to popular belief, a tummy tuck is different from liposuction, although both procedures may go hand-in-hand. Liposuction focuses on fat extraction whereas a tummy tuck focuses on tightening the belly and the abdominal wall. In order to find out which procedure suits your goals, it’s best to consult a qualified board-certified surgeon.

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

  • Leaner physique
  • Slimmer and tighter abdomen
  • Healthier-looking body
  • More visible muscle definition

There are two main types of abdominoplasty: complete abdominoplasty and partial abdominoplasty. The first type begins with your surgeon creating an incision spanning the length of both your hipbones in the lower abdomen, near your pubic area. The second type requires a smaller incision—about the length of an index finger—right beneath the navel.

If you’re unsure about the procedure, you can complete our free online assessment form and consult any of our board-certified surgeons.