What Does a Tummy Tuck Accomplish?

August 19, 2023 | Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin. In most cases, the surgery restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Many of us strive for a flat and well-toned abdomen through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even people with a normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight