Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a procedure that is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. Muscles that have separated due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or genetics, can be tightened to create a flat stomach. A full tummy tuck leaves a scar which can extend from hip to hip.
If you're considering a tummy tuck, Dr. Eugene Kim is highly skilled in this procedure. Dr. Kim knows that patient education is important, and he can advise you of all the options for your transformation. He personalizes each procedure to provide optimal results.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are men or women who are in relatively good shape with a stable weight who have localized fat deposits or loose abdominal muscles that won't respond to diet or exercise. Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight may benefit from postponing the surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy.