A woman’s abdomen can change over time. Pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations, and prior surgery can result in an abdomen that is loose, protrudes and sags. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also helps to improve the contour of the abdomen and to narrow the waist by tightening the abdominal muscles. Thus, it creates an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is not a substitute for weight loss or an exercise program. The result of surgery can be adversely affected by significant weight gain or loss. Thus, the procedure should be performed after weight has stabilized.