The tummy tuck procedure, also called abdominoplasty, is performed to improve the appearance of the mid-section when there is excess, sagging skin in the area. The tummy tuck is performed through an incision that runs along the lower portion of the abdomen from hip to hip. Excess, sagging skin is removed and stretched out abdominal muscles are tightened. There are a few different methods of tummy tuck from the standard abdominoplasty to the modified abdominoplasty to the mini-abdominoplasty–it just depends on the amount of rejuvenation required to achieve the desired results.
It is important to understand that the tummy tuck incision does leave a permanent scar, though it is easily hidden by clothes and undergarments. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with our office today.