The “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the abdomen. If you’ve got too much flab or excess skin in your abdomen that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, then a tummy tuck is the best option for you. The medical term for tummy tuck used by doctors is “Abdominoplasty.”

The tummy tuck procedure flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. During a tummy tuck treatment, the excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. Connective tissue in the abdomen (fascia) generally is tightened with sutures as well. The remaining skin is then repositioned to generate a more toned look.

Why is it done?

There are several reasons that you might have excess fat, poor elasticity of the skin or weakened connective tissue in your abdomen. These reasons include:

  • Significant changes in weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Aging
  • Natural body type