Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A tummy tuck may be helpful if you have loose or sagging abdominal wall skin that is frequently associated with abnormal relaxation of the anterior abdominal wall muscles (often secondary to multiple pregnancies or prior surgery). You may also desire a tummy tuck if you are unable to tighten your abdomen with exercise. A tummy tuck is designed to give the patient a smoother, flatter abdomen.
Abdominoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. Mini-abdominoplasties can be performed under sedation and local anesthesia. Many patients are able to return home the day of the procedure.