Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal area and around the waist, and also to correct laxity of the abdominal wall. Abdominal wall laxity and skin looseness is very common among women who have been pregnant or undergone gynaecological surgery. Often, excess skin on the anterior abdominal wall occurs after significant weight change. Cosmetic abdominoplasty can be performed as a stage of body contouring surgery.
Usually patients return to work after 2-4 weeks. Physical activity restrictions should be followed for 1-3 months. The cosmetic effect of an abdominoplasty can last for years or decades, but this is greatly dependent on the patient’s lifestyle, diet and physical activity.