Abdominoplasty commonly known as Tummy-Tuck is designed to remove the excess fat and sagging skin of the tummy below the umbilicus and at the same time, tightening the abdominal wall muscles to restore the lost muscle tone. This operation is ideal in women who have lots of stretch marks and relaxed loose abdominal skin following pregnancies or after losing excessive amount of weight by dieting.
If someone has excessive fat deposits in the abdomen then it can be suctioned out by liposuction. If someone has a combination of excessive fat and loose skin, liposuction and excess sagging skin resection can be done at the same time. but abdominoplasty cannot help everyone with bulging abdomen-especially those who are relatively thin with a snug skin but large intra-abdominal fat contents.
Tummy-tuck can be done at any age and popular with both men and women. The results are very rewarding and it is one of the commonest cosmetic procedures done in women especially after having one or two deliveries.