Dr. Todd Gerlach
An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and fat from the abdomen. It removes stretch marks from the lower abdomen, although not all stretch marks. Pregnancy and weight loss can create weak abominal muscles. A tummy tuck will tighten these muscles, creating a smaller, more toned tummy. A tummy tuck can be performed at the same time as other surgeries such as a breast augmentation or liposuction, or even a hysterectomy.
The final results of a tummy tuck will depend on your age and type of skin, among other factors. If you are considering future pregnancies, you should wait to have a tummy tuck. Ideally, you will be at a stable weight and be at a weight that you can maintain.