Removing fat from the abdominal area is very difficult. Even with the right exercise and diet regimen, it can take years to achieve a taut tummy. For some people, it can be very difficult to lose tummy fat, even with months and years of strenuous exercise routines. For such situations, a tummy tuck is a great solution.

About the Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgery used to trim extra fat and skin from the abdomen to make it taut and flat. It also tightens loose abdominal muscles to make the tummy look contoured and sculpted.

A traditional abdominoplasty covers the entire abdomen area. Through a curving horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone (and sometimes a smaller incision around the navel), your doctor will tighten the tissues of the region and remove excess tissue.

Reasons to Opt for a Tummy Tuck

If you have had one or several pregnancies, your tummy may have excess fat deposits. Even if your tummy is flat after you are done with pregnancies, excess skin can hang from several places, especially the lower abdomen. Pregnancy can also result in sagging abdominal muscles, a condition called diastasis recti.

Opting for a tummy tuck can be a great solution to these problems. With this procedure, your pre-pregnancy abdomen can be restored.

Dramatic weight loss can leave you with sagging skin that will only respond to surgery. A tummy tuck can give you relief from hanging skin on the abdomen, which can be very uncomfortable and unsightly.

Weight gain can mean an increase in waist size due to fatty deposits. With a traditional tummy tuck, we can trim away excess fat before it becomes a lasting problem.
Due to aging, abdominal skin can lose its suppleness and elasticity. The muscles can become weak and begin to sag. A tummy tuck is a great solution if you wish to reverse this aging process.

Some people are prone to stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen due to hereditary factors. In this case, it can be extremely difficult to address excess fat to achieve a flatter tummy. But with surgery, you can have a tighter tummy.

A tummy tuck involves sculpting the abdominal muscles. Muscle tightening can result in a reduction of waist size and create a fitter appearance.


Your doctor can plan your tummy tuck based on your unique needs. Some surgeries can require liposuction, while others may warrant working on the flanks more than the middle abdomen area.

You can discuss your goals and expectation from your tummy tuck during a consultation. For best results, your doctor will consider your requirements, along with what is best for your body. The result will be a tighter and toned abdominal region.

Contact Our Office Today

To achieve the toned and sculpted abdomen you deserve, contact our office today and set up an informative consultation. We will be happy to meet with you and tell you more about the procedure in greater detail.