When a flat stomach cannot be achieved with diet and exercise alone, tummy tuck surgery may be the right choice. Abdominoplasty is especially popular with new mothers and men or women who are losing weight. They may have overly loose skin, stretch marks, or their abs may have slackened, which means they feel like they have to “hold” them all the time. This procedure reshapes the area by reuniting the separated abdominal muscles and creates a slimmer, smoother, more toned abdominal area.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to improve the shape and appearance of the abdomen. There are several ways to do it, reflected in slightly different names, such as:
Since so many terms are used, even different people use different terms, it’s worth discussing exactly what was reached along the way. Some surgeons include procedures to lift and tighten the mons pubis (the area below the cesarean scar) in the tummy tuck, while others do not. Common features of most tummy tucks, however, include removing excess skin and fat, tightening the abdominal muscles (if they are separated), and enhancing the attractive contours of the abdomen, such as the rectus rim (six pack) or midline depression.
Dr. Shahram often combines tummy tucks with liposuction to target the muscles and lift and tighten the lower abdominal fascia like a fanny pack for more natural results, less downtime and the best possible scarring. He called it a cummerbund lipo abdominoplasty.