Pregnancy and weight loss can cause a patient to have weakened and stretched abdominal muscles as well as loose skin. Abdominoplasty is a procedure that tightens the abdominal muscles, can remove stretch marks and removes the excess skin from the lower abdomen area.
Abdominoplasties can be mini-tummy tucks, formal abdominoplasties, circumferential abdominoplasties, and wedge resection abdominoplasty depending on the deformities a patient has at the time of evaluation.
Women and even men who are at a good weight for them can undergo this procedure to remove excess skin and fat and tighten muscles as needed. The surgery tightens skin and muscle which just cannot be accomplished by diet and exercise alone.