Is Tummy Tuck Right For Me?

The tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin and tighten loose muscles of the abdomen. A protuberant belly can be the result of excess fat, weak abdominal muscles, loose skin, or a combination of all three. These conditions do not respond to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty is performed to correct the protuberant abdomen which is caused by skin excess and muscle weakness. The stretch marks, loose skin, and fatty deposits which are located between the belly button and the pubic hairline are completely removed during tummy tuck. The muscles of the abdominal wall are reconstructed, giving the body a tighter contour and flatter abdomen.