Body Procedures

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The Quick Facts about Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Length of Tummy Tuck Procedure: 2 - 3 Hours
Anesthesia: General
In or Outpatient Procedure: Usually Outpatient
Known commonly as the “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. The procedure also helps to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles.* If you are in relatively good shape but are concerned by fatty deposits or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise, this procedure can dramatically reduce a protruding abdomen.* Abdominoplasty can be particularly helpful to women with stretched abdominal areas due to previous pregnancies.* Older individuals whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and are slightly obese may also benefit from a tummy tuck.*

During the procedure, the skin and fatty deposits on the abdomen are removed. The weak, bulging abdominal muscles are tightened to help flatten and strengthen the abdomen.* The excess skin is redistributed to cover the entire abdomen, resulting in a tighter, flatter abdomen.* The surgery can produce a scar, although the scar will likely be located below the bikini or bathing suit line and may fade over time.

Tummy Tuck Video

For additional information on Tummy Tuck, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for this procedure.

Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.