Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a common procedure and is a good option for those who have tried dieting and exercise, but with little lasting effect. It aims to give a flatter stomach.
Both men and women can undergo tummy tuck surgery and usually experience good results and a long-lasting change in their abdomen’s form.
It’s not the same as liposuction, although you may choose to get liposuction along with a tummy tuck.
This is a major surgery, so if you’re considering it, you should know the facts before you decide whether to go forward.
The tummy tuck is a suitable cosmetic surgery procedure for people who:
- Have tried successive regimes of dieting and exercise but failed to reduce tummy fat or tighten the muscle in their abdomens
- See themselves as having excessive fat and sagging skin on their lower abdomen in proportion to their overall body mass
- Have sagging skin and lax abdominal muscles as a result of pregnancy (usually multiple pregnancies)
- Have excessive fat and or sagging skin and lax abdominal muscles as a result of ageing
- Are not obese and are in general good health, apart from the excess weight on their abdomens
- Are not planning to lose excess weight post-op (tell your surgeon about any diet or exercise regime you are planning).