Abdominoplasty: a tummy tuck surgery, suitable for women and men that have excess fat deposits or loose skin around the belly, due to weight gain and loss or weak lower abdominal wall.
The tummy tuck surgery is cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the tummy area. It flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall.
A tummy tuck creates a more toned look, it can also boost your body image.
Abdominoplasty involves a scar around your belly button. The incision is often a bit longer than a typical C-section scar. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree of correction necessary.
The important thing about the scar is not its length, but its shape on the abdomen and waist area so that there are no dog ears at one or both ends of the closed incision. However, the scar remains hidden in the bikini area.
During the surgery, the incision is made across the lower tummy, from hip to hip, just above the pubic area, a second incision is made to free the belly button from the tissue that surrounds it. The abdominal muscles are tightened and realigned, then the excess fat and skin is removed. The belly button is reshaped. The operation takes 2.5 hours on average.