Some people do dozens of crunches and abdominal exercises a day and still find it impossible to lose the excess fat and skin around the midsection. Luckily, there is a solution. Abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck,” is a cosmetic procedure sure to give you a sleeker more defined abdominal section.*
Abdominoplasty begins with an incision made from one hip to the other, creating a skin flap. Next, the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened, narrowing the waistline and flattening the midsection. The flap of skin is then folded down and excess skin is removed. Lastly, the flap is replaced and the incision is stitched closed. The entire procedure takes between 2-5 hours, depending on how much work is needed.*
The most common side effects of abdominoplasty are bruising and swelling that will typically subside within approximately 10 days.*
*Results and patient experience may vary.