A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercice and weight control. But regardless of effort, sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include heredity, multiple pregnancies, prior surgery, significant fluctuations in weight or congenital spine abnormalities that affect posture.

If you desire a tighter, flatter abdomen, then an abdominoplasty may be appropriate to help achieve your goals. In general, the abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin, and in some cases restores weakened or separated muscles. This creates an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer, often enhancing your body image and confidence.

This brochure presents an overview of abdominoplasty. The best way to learn how a tummy tuck can help fulfill your personal goals is a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how abdominal contour surgery or a tummy tuck can improve your body image and abdominal contour. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about tummy tuck in a non-pressured environment, and will include:


  • A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available in tummy tuck surgery
  • The likely outcomes of tummy tuck and any risks or potential complications
  • The course of treatment recommended by your plastic surgeon