TUMMY TUCK ABDOMINOPLASTY
Abdominal lift, abdominoplasty
Abdominal reduction, also known as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, is a corrective operation to remove excess skin and fat in the abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the front abdominal wall. This intervention can significantly improve the contours of the body. However, a scar will be left above the line of pubic hair, extending from one hip to the other, depending on the extent of the abdominal reduction.
If you are considering having an abdominal reduction (abdominal wall lift) carried out, this information is intended to help you to understand the operative procedure, present the possible complications and explain the postoperative results which you can expect.
In addition the website is intended to help you to be better prepared for your consultation with your plastic surgeon. During this personal consultation you will be given all the additional information which is specific to you as an individual patient.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions if there is anything which you do not understand.
When is an abdominal reduction (abdominal wall lift) beneficial for me?
An abdominal reduction can improve your external appearance.However, before you decide on an abdominal reduction (abdominal wall lift) you should carefully consider your expectations and discuss these with your plastic surgeon. For women whose stomach muscles and skin has been stretched so much by multiple pregnancies that normal tone cannot be recovered, the normal contours of the front abdominal wall can be restored by this operation. Older patients for whom the elasticity of the skin has reduced and who are slightly overweight can also benefit from an abdominal reduction.
If you intend to loose weight, you should only undergo an abdominal reduction once your target weight has been attained. During the initial examination you should show your plastic surgeon precisely what you would like corrected. This will help your surgeon to understand you expectations and to decide whether they are realistic and can be achieved by means of an abdominal reduction.