An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that flattens the abdominal contour. Typically, any separation of the rectus abdominus muscles (six-pack muscles) is repaired, the stubborn fat between the belly button and the pubic area is removed, the belly button is restored if necessary, stretch marks are improved and the skin is tightened. The procedure is tailored to match each individual patient’s anatomy and goals, but overall it results in a thinner, sleeker figure with enhanced curves at the sides.
A relatively low-risk operation, the tummy tuck allows individuals to contour their bodies in ways that diet and exercise often do not. If you are frustrated when you look in the mirror because your hard work does not seem to make your belly any better, then a tummy tuck may be the best solution.