Women and men who have loose abdominal skin and laxity of the muscles concentrated in the abdomen can benefit from abdominoplasty. Sometimes these conditions are inherited. In other instances, substantial weight loss or pregnancy may cause abdominal skin to become flaccid. Abdominoplasty also can tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened. The procedure may somewhat improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.
Time in surgery: 2.5 hours
Time off from work: 2 weeks
Are you a candidate?
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Gumucio.
How is abdominoplasty performed?
During this procedure, loose underlying tissue and muscle are sutured together to tighten the abdominal wall and to contour and reshape your abdomen and waistline. Sometimes liposuction may be used to removed excess fat. Abdominal skin is drawn downward, and the excess is removed. A small opening is make for your navel so that its position remains unchanged.