Abdominoplasty is designed to firm and smoothe the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. The result is a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.
Who is a good candidate?
People who have excess or loose, sagging abdominal skin or fat. An abdomen that protrudes and is out of proportion to the rest of the body. Weak stomach muscles due to pregnancy or aging.
A curving incision is placed in the lower abdomen and pubic area. The length of the incision is determined by the amount of skin to be excised. Skin above and below the navel is separated from the deeper tissue so it can be pulled downward and the excess removed. The incision begins to fade after a few months.
In patients with larger amounts of loose skin, a second incision may be made around the navel. Although the navel stays in the same place it may look different.