Abdominoplasty, commonly known as tummy tuck, is usually performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also tightens the muscles of the to create the look of a flat and well-toned abdomen. Patients who asked for an abdominoplasty are usually those who have excess abdominal fat and skin either secondary to pregnancy and child bearing or after a period of weight loss.
The standard abdominoplasty covers the area between the pubic area and the navel. In the mini Abdominoplasty, a smaller incision is made but the surgical steps are otherwise similar with few technical differences.
During the initial consultation, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their goals and desirable results with the plastic surgeon. Every patient is different, therefore a specific treatment regimen is planned to suit an individual’s need.