Abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck" surgery, removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. Additionally, tummy tuck surgery tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall and can dramatically reduce bulging of the abdomen.
Child bearing or losing a significant amount of weight can take a toll on a woman's abdomen, leaving saggy skin and stretch marks. It is best to wait until you have reached your goal weight before having the surgery, as your results will be much better. Liposuction may be included as part of the tummy tuck to further smooth the hips, upper abdomen, and pubic area. Some patients may also have an umbilical hernia which can be repaired at the same time.
There are several different kinds of tummy tucks, just as there are many different abdominal shapes. There is no "one kind fits all" abdominoplasty. Types of tummy tucks include "mini-tuck", "extended mini-tuck", "standard abdominoplasty" with or without "high lateral tension", and "extended abdominoplasty".
Each of these choices can be done with or without additional liposuction to achieve the finest possible outcome. Our board certified plastic surgeons are experts in helping you determine what procedure will give you the best possible outcome at the lowest possible cost.
When thinking about tummy tuck surgery, consider the accuracy, precision, and experience of Intermountain.