The surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen is commonly known as a tummy tuck. The surgery can correct lax skin, wrinkling or folds that, in some cases, are attributable to aging, pregnancy or marked weight loss. The most suitable candidates for abdominoplasty are those of good health and ideal weight but who have loose abdominal skin that doesn't respond to exercise or diet. This surgery should not be considered a substitute for weight loss.
A traditional tummy tuck does produce a permanent scar, however, in many cases the scar is covered with clothing such as bikini panties. If you have experienced scarring from previous abdominal surgery, you may be advised that the resulting scar could be more visible.
While scars are generally inevitable with abdominoplasty procedures, an experienced plastic surgeon can effectively minimize scarring by skillfully making the closure of the wounds as level and as smooth as possible. Backed by years of experience in abdominal surgery, Dr. Stevens' approach to abdominoplasty never compromises the aesthetic ideal. It is because of this perfectionist attitude that Dr. Stevens' abdominal surgery patients are afforded consistently excellent results.