Especially as we get a little older, the skin on your abdomen slackens. This can also be due to strong weight loss or pregnancies. In all cases, you have the feeling of constantly having to hold back your belly. The wish of many men and women of all ages is a tighter or flatter stomach. Of course, a healthy lifestyle is important and abdominal exercises help but there are limits. No matter how many abdominal exercises you do and how healthy you live, there are unfortunately cases where surgery is the only way to get rid of that flabby tummy.
A tummy tuck can be the solution for you to have a flatter and tighter stomach again. With a surgical procedure, our plastic surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, and where necessary, the navel is also repositioned. Often this procedure is combined with liposuction of the flanks (sides of the waist). The result is a flat abdomen with a scar that may extend from hip to hip at the pubic mound, below the level of the underwear. The most severe form of tummy tuck also requires the surgeon to make a vertical incision; that means a scar will remain above the edge of your underwear.
Because every body is different, there are different types of tummy tuck, which we list below. If you do not have excess skin but only excess fat in the abdominal area, then liposuction will probably suffice. Liposuction improves the shape of the body by sucking out fat cells that are trapped between the skin and underlying muscles. If your problem is a bit larger, then there are several options.