The abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, creates a tight, flat abdomen, and is one of the most common procedures performed in plastic surgery worldwide. When performing an abdominoplasty excess abdominal skin and fat is removed by means of an incision just above the pubic bone, similar to a C-section but longer.
If you can easily grab excess skin, and pinch a large amount, it is likely that an abdominoplasty would provide a highly noticeable improvement. If, on the other hand, the skin feels very thick, and is not particularly loose, it is likely that an abdominoplasty is not the procedure of choice. In this case, liposuction may be more appropriate.
Surgical/Procedure name: Abdominoplasty
Common name: Tummy Tuck Surgery