What is abdominoplasty?


A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the tummy area (abdomen).

It can involve removing excess loose skin, fat and stretch marks and tightening the abdominal muscles.The aim is to remove excess skin on the tummy that cannot be removed through exercise – for example, excess skin caused by pregnancy or losing a lot of weight. It’s not a quick fix for losing weight as the procedure is usually only recommended for people with a healthy body mass index (BMI).


When is the tummy tuck operation or abdominoplasty performed?


  • After pregnancy and childbirth
  • After losing excess weight
  • After suffering an abdominal hernia or abdominal hernia

How to tighten the abdomen

Abdominoplasty is done through the following steps:

  • The patient is given complete anesthesia inside the operating room, where the operation takes about four hours.
  • The doctor marks the area where the surgery will be performed.
  • In full tummy tuck operations, the doctor makes an incision along the abdomen and around the navel, then lifts the skin up, tightens the muscles, removes the excess skin, and raises the navel to its new place.
  • Upon completion, the doctor will place a compression belt on the abdomen.
  • In partial abdominal surgery, a short incision is made in the lower abdomen, and excess fat and skin are removed without tightening the muscles, and no tightening is done around the navel, and this operation is considered very simple when compared to total tightening operations.
  • If all the body indicators are good after the surgery, the patient is transferred from the intensive care room to the inpatient rooms, and the patient can leave the hospital the next day.