Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy-tuck is a surgical option to remove loose sagging skin and excess fat around the abdomen.
And usually at the same time, the muscles of the abdomen wall will also be surgically tightened to give a flatter, firmer and contoured abdomen.
Excess sagging skin is a familiar problem after pregnancy and excessive weight loss.
Although our skin is versatile and flexible, no matter how much dieting and exercise we do, sometimes it is extremely difficult to shrink it back to its original shape.
This is usually the case when the skin and muscles have been stretched so much that the only solution is surgery.
Abdominoplasty becomes an option for individuals who are bothered by their prominent sagging and loose skin folds, those struggling to re-shape their abdominal area and for women following pregnancy looking to return to their pre-pregnancy shape.