A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive to achieve. Often times diet and exercise alone cannot help to accomplish these goals.

Factors which put women at an increased risk for excess skin and fat include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Significant fluctuations in weight
  • Heredity
  • Prior surgery

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, aims to remove excess fat and skin and helps to restore weakened or separated muscles creating a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.

Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large

This surgery is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate diet or exercise program. It cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised. Tummy tuck surgery can also be done in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as liposuction. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.