Diet and exercise had many wonderful benefits, but it cannot lift sagging skin or correct abdominal muscles that have separated. Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tighten abdominal muscles.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are in relatively good shape and have localized fat deposits or sagging abdominal skin that has not responded to diet or exercise. Abdominoplasty can be performed alone or combined with liposuction.
Some patients require only a mini tummy tuck. The procedure is ideal for patients with a pouch instead of saggy skin. It is a less intensive procedure then a regular tummy tuck. The board certified surgeons at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery will explain all of your options and can customize your procedure to meet your goals.