By Michael Sundine, MD

Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that targets the mid-section for aesthetic improvements. Many people struggle with their mid-section appearance either after pregnancy has left the abdominal muscles stretched out and loosened or a dramatic weight loss, as is often seen in bariatric surgery patients, has left sagging, excess skin in the area. The Abdominoplasty, also called a Tummy Tuck, is achieved through an incision that runs along the lower abdomen from hip to hip—it is important to understand that this incision will leave behind a permanent scar that will fade over time but never go away completely. The scar is easily hidden by underwear or swimwear and many patients feel it is a fair trade-off for the results achieved in the mid-section.

If you are interested in learning more about the abdominoplasty procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Sundine today. To get an idea of the kind of results possible through this procedure, take a look at our online before and after adominoplasty photo gallery. Some patients may opt to combine the tummy tuck procedure with liposuction to also address stubborn fat cells in the area.