TUMMY TUCK (abdominoplasty): This procedure removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. It is particularly helpful to those who have excess skin or a deposit of fat in the abdomen that does not respond to diet and exercise, or to women who, through pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal skin and muscle beyond the point where it can return to normal. The procedure may be performed in conjunction with liposuction to create a more attractive body contour.
Abdominoplasty is a major procedure which produces dramatic results, but leaves a large scar which can be placed to be hidden below the line of a 2-piece bathing suit. It is often performed under general anesthesia, but may be performed under local anesthesia combined with a sedative. Some patients choose to have liposuction as well. Have your questions answered by one of the best plastic surgeons in the Baltimore / Timonium area.