The Tummy Tuck
A very common procedure, the tummy tuck is also known as an abdominoplasty. This surgery targets excess fat and loose skin around the abdominal area.
During pregnancy the skin and muscles beneath may have been stretched and have not returned to their pre-pregnancy form. The tummy tuck is designed to help create a firmer and flatter stomach. In addition to pregnancy, dramatic weight loss can have the same effect on the abdominal region.
During the surgery, an incision above the pubic zone is made. The surgeon will remove excess fat and work to tighten the muscles whilst removing any excess skin and stretch marks. It is important to note that the incision for this surgery can be sizable and you will be left with a visible scar.
This surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and requires six weeks of downtime.