Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, has been used for many years to remove the excess fat and skin located in the abdominal area. This procedure also focuses greatly on restoring weakened or separated stomach muscles to create a smoother and firmer profile.
Many individuals turn to undergoing abdominoplasty after they have exhausted all methods possible in the weight-loss battle. For many, diet and exercise just wont cut it as there are various factors that can encourage abdominal weight gain such as age, heredity, pregnancy, and extreme fluctuations in weight.
On various occasions, surgeons combine tummy tuck with liposuction to maximize results. The most common areas for liposuction, when combined with abdominoplasty, are the flanks and abdomen. This combination offers patients superior results of a more defined waist-line.
This patient underwent a full tummy tuck with liposuction of the flanks, she is pictured X weeks post surgery.