What is a Tummy Tuck?
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck will essentially remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. If necessary, this procedure will also restore separated or weakened muscles to produce a smoother, flatter abdominal profile. Depending on the extent of tissue laxity, a mini or full abdomiplasty can be performed. The mini-abdominoplasty addresses abdominal laxity only below the belly button, whereas a full abdominoplasty restores contour and removes excess skin and fat above and below the navel. Both procedures have incisions hidden at the bikini line but the mini-tuck incision is shorter.